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Anne of Green Gables: Hell to the graphic novel YEAH!




I grew up eating a lot of cheesy macaroni and hanging around women who obsessed over Anne of Green Gables. They watched the films, read the books, pretended to be the characters. I understood macaroni but failed to understand the pull people had for Avonlea.

As I got older, I gained an appreciation. My reading branched out to more than just Stephen King and Hardy Boys. I read the first book in the series and evolved into a big bearded dude who doesn't change the channel when some variation comes on the Hallmark channel. Netflix launched 'Anne with an E' and I holed up in the bedroom with my wife to consume it.

I nearly peed myself when I found out a new Graphic Novel was slated for release.




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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel (Brenna Thummler, Mariah Marsden)
232 pages
Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-10: 144947960X
ISBN-13: 978-1449479602




I will refrain from a full plot review. Everyone knows what happens in this story. If you do not know the story, buy this comic and allow it to be an easy stepping stone.

I have to say that "stoked" is an inaccurate description of how pleased I was to get an early look at this stellar Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel. Beautiful presentation and respectful of the original work and its fanbase.

Marsden did a wonderful job adapting the story for a comic format. Immense Green Gables fans can rest easy knowing that the original book is treated with love. Many sections play out the plotline in detail. Other key scenes in the story are vignettes, moving forward quickly rather than dwelling. Marsden keeps the story moving and ensures all reads are aware if what is happening, why it is important and doesn't dawdle.

The artwork... Thummler is the star of this effort. The artwork is seriously amazing. Watching Anne grow from awkward orphan to young woman organically flowed across the pages. Thummler captured the changes in seasons for both Gables and Anne alike.

This Graphic Novel is a beautiful testament to the classic. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are wonderful and generous loving parents. Diana is a bosom friend. Aunt Josephine is a strong example. Mrs. Lynde stays nosy and powerful. And Gilbert- he remains the steadfast friend Anne refuses to acknowledge.



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Disclosure: This Graphic Novel was supplied to me for review purposes by the author or publisher. With great power comes great sandwich making responsibilities. I have said power and will make fine sammiches for all who ask. The publisher did not ask for a sammich.

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Comments

  1. Ahhhh!! I love this so much!! Thank you for posting and reviewing. I can't wait to gobble it up!

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  2. Read it! You won't be disappointed!

    I hear this book is also amazing. You should tell your friends..

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