Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables Series #8)

Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables Series #8)

by L. M. Montgomery

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Overview

Anne's children were almost grown up, except for  pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist  her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla,  almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than  going to her very first dance at the Four Winds  lighthouse and getting her first kiss from  handsome

Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges  await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of  Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her  brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an  orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into  a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553269222
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/28/1985
Series: Anne of Green Gables Series
Edition description: Collectors
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 146,230
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

L. M. Montgomery was born in 1874 on Prince Edward Island in Canada, the setting of 19 of her 20 novels. Included among these books are her beloved Anne of Green Gables series and a number of other novels and short story collections. She died in Toronto in 1942.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The answer to ur question is that people during WW1 didnt have much technology, and that instead they did more productive things to EARN the things they got. Also, the IPad 5 was never invented back then. I would recommend that you investigated what Social Studies knowledge you have and pick up the books. You may be surprised at what you find! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So she doesnt have that stuff. Big deal!!!!! This is a beautiful and heroic story. Of course it takes someone who is smart and has a brain not to mention character. Grow up. Not everyone needs to have that stuff.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Rilla of Ingleside is the dramatic conclusion of the Anne of Green Gables series. It takes place during World War I and we see how the war affects the Blythe family in sometimes tragic ways. This book was very emotional at times and brought me near to tears on a couple of occasions. Rilla of Ingleside is a great ending to a great series, one I'll be sure to enjoy again sometime in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The time setting of this book is during the nineteen twenties, during World War ll. Do you honestly think that they had ipads and all the other electronics that nearly every teenager has today in america? Not even I have any electronic devices except my nook and I most definetely do not have a pair of animal print skinny jeans. Sometimes I wonder if people like you are crazy. I mean honestly, do people really NEED wiis and iphones? I thought that this was a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite anne book because i can pretty much relate to everything rilla goes through. It is a perfectly beautiful work. Montgomery is famous for writing about simple beautiful things and here she uses her gift to write about something big and horrible and it is amazing. So much better than the junk us teens are expected to read nowadays!!!!!
Skatergirl More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! It's like the best one in the series!!! It is really good it shows her growing up and maturing it's also really sad at some parts and that makes it even better!! I've read and re-read this book like a million times!!! I love how she hates babies and then has to take care of one all by herself, but she eventually comes to love them. I think everyone should read this book it's atouching story about coming of age. I think it's the best book in the Anne Series. I love it!!!!!!!!!
susanbevans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rilla of Ingleside is the final book in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series. The story is of Rilla, Anne and Gilbert Blythe's youngest daughter. It has been nearly ten years since the events of Rainbow Valley took place, and Rilla is fourteen. Europe has joined in World War I and many boys from Canada are going to war, including Rilla's brothers and the Meredith boys. With her sisters and friends away at college, Rilla is left at home with her parents. Over the next few years she grows from a fun-loving child into a more mature young woman. Rilla of Ingleside is not much of an Anne book in the classical sense - there is not much Anne in the story, as was the case with the last few books in the series. However, taken alone Rilla of Ingleside is a very interesting and well-written novel. L.M. Montgomery's account of World War I from the homefront and out of the eyes of Rilla Blythe is breathtaking. The tragedy of war is illustrated second-hand, through the effect it has on the women waiting for their sons and husbands at home.Rilla of Ingleside is a realistic and emotional journey through the minds and hearts of the people left behind in war - friends and family waiting, with lives put on hold. Though it is heartbreaking at times (as stories set in times of war tend to be,) it is expressive and penetrative and gives the reader an authentic look at the Canadanian homefront during World War I. Rilla of Ingleside is a beautifully written and powerful novel.
Wanderlust_Lost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book deals with Anne's youngest daughter and her coming of age. The time is World War I and this book sees Anne's son Walter off to the front and the terrible consequences of war. But it's also a tale of love and of friendship and the loss of childhood. It comes full circle and leaves Anne's youngest daughter where we left Anne back in Avonlea about to embark on her own life. Spoilers: I loved this book and it really stuck with me. I still remember the day I finished it and how much I cried for Walter. I think I probably loved him in a very childish way. He was so sensitive and a poet and even Anne felt he was probably too special for this world. *sigh* I still cry.
savageknight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book, the final in the "original" Anne of Green Gables series, was such a wonderful volume to end the series on! As mentioned by many - and as can be assumed from the title of the book - this volume is about Anne's youngest daughter, Rilla. It is her coming-of-age tale which happens amidst the shattering events of World War One.We live through "watching" all those we care about in Glen St. Mary as they lose so many of their young men to war (and in some cases to death or dismemberment). While the impact of global events are felt by everyone, Rilla and the rest of the Blythe household persevere and deal with their losses, tragedies, and victories.It's a very different book from the rest of the series as it deals with the harsh realities of life and the resilience of the human spirit, but it is not a completely "dark" book. Even during war, there are still joys to be had. Rilla of Ingleside was definitely a joy to read and probably the only other book in the series -besides the first- that I kept looking forward to continue reading.
puckrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anne is all grown up, and Montgomery brings us details on the life of her youngest daughter, Rilla (named after Marilla Cuthbert, the woman who adopted Anne years ago at Green Gables). Rilla, like her mother, has a vivid imagination, but is very much more modern with a sharper sense of humour than Anne. While Montgomery allowed Anne to grow up with many of her romantic ideals in tact, Rilla begins to show readers some of Montgomery's less idealistic, darker views on life as Anne's family struggles through the uncertainty, change and personal loss visited on them by World War II.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is, if not the best book in the series, the second best. The novel is unique because it tells the story of the home front in Canada during World War I - one of the few to do so, and written just a few years after the end of the war. There are scenes that had me crying so that I couldn't read the text - who could forget Dog Monday greeting Jem? And there are Ideas in this book - noble and true and inspirational ideas. War is an ugly thing - but there are things worth dying for and Ms. Montgomery makes a case for the value of the things we pay dearly for. As a side note, I discovered that my treasured paperback copy is actually a slightly abridged version - the original 1921 novel is a bit more wordy and there are a number of funny "Susan" speeches that have been cut. The original novel has a subtly different flavor to it and is worth reading.
atimco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rilla of Ingleside has long been one of my favorites among the Anne books, which is interesting because it's so very different from the rest of the books. All the sudden the little familiar world of Anne's community, concerned only with its gossip and small funny episodes, is invaded by huge events happening outside on the international stage. World War I begins and everything is changed forever.As the titles implies, this story focuses on Anne's youngest daughter Rilla (short for Bertha Marilla). She is almost fifteen, a lovely, slightly vain and thoughtless young girl enjoying her first dance when the news comes that Britain has declared war on Germany. And Canada cannot let "the old grey mother of the northern sea" fight it out alone. One by one Rilla's brothers and playmates enlist as the war takes over their lives even in secure little Glen St. Mary. Rilla, trying to find herself in the sudden turmoil of her world, finds herself landed with a war-baby to take care of ¿ she, Rilla Blythe, who doesn't even like infants and has no inkling of how to take care of one! I think I love this book so much because Montgomery manages to tie these world-shaking events to the familiar, comfortable lives of her characters. There is great good humor in this story mixed with the tragedy and fear... just like in real life. The war is always looming, but in the midst of it the Ingleside folk still manage to be themselves. Susan Baker in particular is a wonderful example of this. Susan is first introduced in Anne's House of Dreams but it isn't clear then what a fun character she will become. In this story she really comes into her own. We see the war through her eyes, with her optimistic, sometimes scorching commentary on it, and this is a brilliant move on Montgomery's part. It's so funny because Susan firmly believes that the Kaiser is deeply interested in everything that happens in Glen St. Mary, but several times Montgomery takes us past the humor and shows Susan's fierce, honest patriotism. Rilla herself is an unusual heroine for Montgomery. She hasn't a spark of ambition, isn't terribly smart or addicted to poetry and literature, doesn't like babies, and starts off rather vain and selfish and thoughtless. I was never really comfortable with her lack of ambition, being full of it myself. But there is something winning about her, and as I reread the book this time I chuckled to myself at how often my own diaries from that age echo Rilla's. It is good to see how she develops through the awful war years.Montgomery's scorn for pacifists and anyone with pro-German sentiments is quite clear from her depiction of Mr. Pryor ¿ known as "Whiskers-on-the-Moon" because of his great round face and fringe of ridiculous whiskers. He really is a funny character and figures in two of the most hilarious scenes of the book, when Norman Douglas violently stops his pacifist prayer at the union prayer meeting and when Susan chases him out of her kitchen with a pot of boiling dye. Montgomery lived through this war and Rilla of Ingleside was published in 1920. Clearly she felt very strongly about the war and patriotism, and it's hard to argue with her. This story succeeds on so many levels. It's a wonderful addition to the Blythe family chronicles, but it is also a great depiction, in its own right, of life in Canada during World War I. Funny, sad, and ultimately hopeful, Rilla of Ingleside is a treasure.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book stands out a lot from the other books in this series which are a lot more carefree even when the characters are having problems. This one had way too much World War I for my taste. There was too much play by play about different battles and events. Rilla was a good character, and she definitely grows, but I had way too much having to hear about this or that war thing.
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rilla is one of the best of the Anne series, second (in most peoples' eyes) only to the one that started it all. Rilla's journey is well-paced and poignant, showing a well-drawn picture of what life was like during the first world war for many people. Rilla of Ingleside never fails ot make me cry, and I root for Rilla just as much as I rooted for Anne when she was tackling geometry and pining for puffed sleeves. It feels like this is the story in which Montgomery came back to the same feeling that was found in Anne of Green Gables, despite the years that spanned in between the first and what would later become the last in the series.
ThorneStaff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The main protagonist is Anne's youngest child, Rilla, who is just beginning to "come out" as a young woman at the onset of Canada's involvement in the First World War. At first she is petulant and selfish, but through the events of the war she really grows into a young woman who will make her parents -- and her community -- proud. The content is necessarily darker, and there is loss to the beloved family. But there are also scenes that remind us that even amidst great tragedy there is mighty triumph, in big and small ways. A fitting end to the 'Anne of Green Gables saga.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Montgomery's writing takes a serious tone in this last book of the "Anne of Green Gables" series as she chronicles the Blythe family's experiences just before and during World War I, mostly as seen through the eyes of youngest daughter Rilla. Montgomery must have either kept a diary of her own experiences of the war or done some research, as she faithfully recounts all the major battles and political engagements of the war. In this respect, the novel is historically valuable in depicting the effects of a war that is not often thought about any more, at least not to the same extent as World War II, and in illustrating the particular relationship between Canada and England, which stands in stark contrast to the American perspective on the events. As literature, the book is neither Montgomery's best or worst; there are some very well-written moments, particularly in the height of tragedy. However, the author has a tendency to over-expound, having multiple characters state the same opinions over and over throughout the story rather than finding subtle ways to reveal their thoughts and emotions through their responses to events around them. She also vacillates between an omniscient narrator and chapters written as entries in Rilla's diary, but always focusses on the perspective at home, which gets a bit repetitive. The story is worth reading to gain a more personal understanding of this time and place in history, but it does not quite match the subtle artistry of books like "Gone with the Wind."
lilygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For some people it may be difficult to read all 8 of the books, but it is worth the journey to get to this tale. Anne of Green Gables is still my favorite because I read it first, but Rilla of Ingleside never fails to make me cry. It has its own distinct feel to it and I in no way felt that the author was attempting to create a "little Anne." In fact, it is darker and more adult than the first one. I highly recommend this book!
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice stories with interesting characters, these later novels do not compare with the first three, but are still very readable.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful coming of age story, though not my favorite of the "Anne" books. Watching Rilla (Anne's youngest child) grow up during World War I is moving and sometimes heartbreaking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I could really see the book through the eyes of the charecters. I could almost feel Walters hand it mine, Ken kissing me, Cousin sophia being a pessimisst in my kitchen, Wiskers on the moon proposing. (I love Susan)!!!!! It was well written and I think that this classic little war book is soooo great. Who needs technology or ipads or iphones or animal print leghings anyways?!?! Read this book. It is AMAZING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SERIOUSLY!!!!!!You obviously have had absolutely no education at all.This is set in the time period of world war 1.Ipads and Iphones were made in the late 1900's and early 2000's.This is a classic.You are a person who has no reading comprehension at all and has never read the actual book. You are being completely stupid and illiterate in that you can't tell a masterpiece when you have one right in front of your dumb face. You are obviously too immature to read books and should have remained watching Dora the Explorer and Barney. GROW UP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ha read this book literally 5 times and am never tired of it. It is a very real story aout real characters and montgomery really gets into the heart of the war. I hve learned so many things from this book... to never give up hope, to persevere in times of trouble, and tha life will go on even if you think it cant. This book should be read by every teenage girl amd adult alike! There are also many little things, everyday things whih mae the book so captivatig and enjoyable. YOU NEED TO READ THIS!!!!! Love you montgomery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE this book. The most spellbinding and loveable book in the Anne series.... soooo good! (Not sure about this version, but the book itself is a masterpiece))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fascination with this book began with my crush on Ken Ford, but it quickly changed into something deeper. The beginning, starts out rather slow, I thought. I believe it picks up when Rilla (Anne's youngest daughter) finds a little war baby (I love that chapter!) And in this way, the books (through diary enteries, dialogue and action scenes) show how ww one made a mature woman of Anne's rather spoiled daughter. She becomes strog, a brick for her mother, a help to Susan, a sweetheart to Ken, and a mother for little Jims. The part where she wastes money on a hat and makes a bow to her mom. Seeing her first silent picture with her mom! I love it all! Sixteen times I've read this book and I think after writing this review I need to read it again!!