Second in a trilogy from the author of the "Anne of Green Gables" novels, this book continues the adventures of Emily of New Moon. At Shrewsbury High School, she becomes dedicated to writing but is distracted by an unforeseen romance. Other titles include "Emily of New Moon" and "Emily's Quest".Second in a trilogy from the author of the "Anne of Green Gables" novels, this book continues the adventures of Emily of New Moon. At Shrewsbury High School, she becomes dedicated to writing but is distracted by an unforeseen romance. Other titles include "Emily of New Moon" and "Emily's Quest".Read Less
This was a WONDERFUL sequel to the first Emily book. I honestly can't decide which book was better than the other.
Parts of the book are in diary form, while others are set in regular story form, so you get an all-around view of Emily's life. I like how the author weaved the two forms together.
I loved the storyline; it seems like very simple, little things that take place, but as you reflect on it, you realize the story is actually quite deep in thought, and well plotted. Emily is allowed to attend the Shrewbury school where her friends are going. However, the rule is that she must live with grumpy, old Aunt Ruth, who seemingly has stricter rules than Aunt Elizabeth did when Emily lived with her. And Aunt Ruth is always accusing Emily of being sly, which runs down Emily's patience.
During the time that Emily lives with her Aunt Ruth, she is not allowed to write fiction, which seems to put a damper on Emily's future career of writing. Her old teacher, who has helped guide her [Mr. Carpenter] says the time away from fiction will improve Emily's writing ability. Yet still, her wild, imaginative mind can hardly fathom being separated from her beloved hobby.
I am really anticipating the third and final Emily book now, to see how her story ends!
C D G
Mar 8, 2012
This is the second book in a series of three devoted to the young life of Emily Starr. It is well written but not as good as the later Anne of
Green Gables series was to be. It is beautifully published by Harrap which is why I have given it 5 stars.Nice reading for girls up to about the age of 11 or 12 years old.
Dec 3, 2007
This book has some of my favorite moments of the whole series. I love the adventure in the church best ? that is something that stayed with me over the years. I also like how we see Emily grow up in this installment. It helped me remember the way I felt when I was a teenager, in good and bad ways. Other parts of the book are less entertaining and it can drag in spots, but overall it?s a good read.
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