Anne of Green Gables - finally finished!

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Well it took five months, but last Friday I finished book eight of Anne of Green Gables.  The last book picked up somewhat from the idle gossip of books 5-6-7, and was a bit of a history lesson for World War I (from a tiny snippet from the other side of the world perspective). 

My biggest gripe with the books is the lack of any real character development (and lack of plot!).  You'd occasionally get insights into characters, but mostly they seemed pretty shallow to me.  And you are never kept up to date with the characters you got to know and like from book one.  They barely rate a mention in later books.  Like Diana, Anne's best friend through her youth is still called "Aunty Diana" but she's mentioned all of twice later on (give or take).  And poor Marilla aged and aged and you wondered if she was ever going to die (which of course she did unceremoniously between books seven and eight).  The books spent far too much time on boring side stories that had no real meaning for the story and uninteresting gossip.

I really did want to like these books, but really only the first one was any good, with the next three "ok". 

I was going to read the Little House on the Prairie series next, but not sure if in the mood for them...

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