Emily of New Moon - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction/Classic

Blurb (on back of book): Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely — until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who's sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.


I love this book so much! This, and the other books of the series, which will be reviewed shortly, are one of my favorite books to ever read. I love this story so much because it is thrilling, dramatic, and just plain amazing. This might sound weird, but I like this story and the accompanying books more than the Anne of Green Gables series, which is the much more popular series by Lucy Maud Montgomery (without an 'e'!). I love Emily and all of the other characters as well. Spitfire Ilse; artistic Teddy; chummy Perry; they are all wonderful and realistic people!

This book never seizes to grasp me. I have read it at least four times, and I am reading it again currently, though online. It is a really good tale, and it is so real to life. I love how it is such an old classic, but yet enthralls me in these modern times, though I do have to read it online (for now). The plotline is amazing and very interesting.

Overall, this book is incredible. I also like the other two, which I will be reviewing shortly. This series is wonderful, and I wish that it never had to end. It is definitely a page-turner fit for teens and even adults.

Main Character: Emily Byrd Starr
Sidekick(s): Teddy Kent, Perry Miller, Ilse Burnley
Villain(s): NONE
Realistic Fiction Elements: This could all happen in real life.