Anne of the Island

by L. M. Montgomery
Series: Anne of Green Gables #3
304 pages, Romance
Reviewed by Jeanne

A fun read with some mistaken theology.


Anne Shirley leaves Avonlea along with her old friend, Priscilla Grant, to go to Redmond College for her bachelor's degree. There she makes new friends, grow closer to old ones, and finds romance in the strangest places possible.


Basically, good is good and bad is bad.

Spiritual Content

All of the characters go to church, but Mrs. Lynde makes fun of several pastors and there are some jokes concerning God and Christianity. Anne has her own ideas about Heaven that differ pretty drastically from the Bible and which are designed mainly to comfort a dying girl who has been a worldly creature all her life. Anne says that she thinks Heaven will be pretty much like Earth, only somewhat nicer.



Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content

Nothing more than kisses and marriage proposals.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

Davy wants to say a bad word, but is sorry for it afterward; the word is never written down. Mrs. Lynde occasionally says "My Lord".


This is a sweet, funny romance that shows the changing of a girl's childhood fantasies into reality. The story is clean, but the occasional irreverence toward God can be worrisome as well as Anne's philosophy.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 11-12

Review Rating:

Average rating: 4 stars
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