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Emily Climbs

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Emily Climbs is a delightful coming-of-age story that follows the spirited and ambitious Emily Starr as she navigates the challenges of growing up in early 20th century Canada. Montgomery's vivid and engaging writing brings the charming small town of Shrewsbury to life, with its quirky characters and picturesque landscapes.

The novel beautifully captures the struggles and triumphs of adolescence, as Emily faces obstacles such as family dynamics, societal expectations, and burgeoning romantic feelings. Throughout it all, she remains true to herself, embracing her dreams of becoming a writer and refusing to conform to society's narrow definitions of success for women.

What sets Emily Climbs apart is its timeless themes of independence, determination, and the power of imagination. Emily's passion for writing is a powerful force that drives her forward, inspiring readers to pursue their own dreams and never give up on their aspirations. Overall, Emily Climbs is a heartwarming tale that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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Emily Byrd Starr longs to attend Queen's Academy to earn her teaching license, but her tradition-bound relatives at New Moon refuse. She is instead offered the chance to go to Shrewsbury High School with her friends, on two conditions. The first is that she board with her disliked Aunt Ruth, but it is the second that causes Emily difficulties. Emily must not write a word during her high-school education.

From the author of Anne of Green Gables, Emily Climbs carries forward the story of the lovable little heroine whom a multitude of readers met in Emily of New Moon. This story covers Emily's happy years from 14 to 17.

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