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Emily of New Moon (Version 2)

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Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a captivating coming-of-age story about a young girl named Emily who is orphaned and sent to live with her stern Aunt Elizabeth and loving Aunt Laura in the small town of New Moon. The author does an excellent job of portraying Emily's emotions and inner turmoil as she struggles to find her place in a new and unfamiliar environment.

One of the strongest aspects of the book is the richly drawn characters, from the quirky and lovable residents of New Moon to the complicated and layered relationships between Emily and her family members. Montgomery's descriptive writing style brings the setting of New Moon to life, making it feel like a character in its own right.

The narrative is filled with moments of humor, heartbreak, and joy, making it a truly engaging read from start to finish. Readers will find themselves rooting for Emily as she navigates the challenges of growing up, discovering her passion for writing, and ultimately finding her own voice.

Overall, Emily of New Moon is a beautifully written and timeless novel that will appeal to readers of all ages. Montgomery's masterful storytelling and vivid imagery make this a must-read for anyone looking for a heartfelt and enchanting tale of resilience, perseverance, and the power of self-discovery.

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Orphaned Emily Starr is sent to live at New Moon Farm on Prince Edward Island with her aunts Elizabeth and Laura Murray and her Cousin Jimmy. She quickly befriends three other children named Ilse Burnley, Teddy Kent, and Perry Miller, each of whom are unique and special in personality. At home, however, Emily has trouble getting along with her strict, severe Aunt Elizabeth; the plot climaxes when Emily accidentally uncovers a dreadful secret about Ilse's mother. The story is told in a simple, yet endearing fashion by Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maude Montgomery, and is truly a good book for children or children at heart.

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