Friendship and Books!

When I was 16, a group of kids from Singapore went to my village for a night stay. They were actually Americans but I couldn’t remember why they were from Singapore. Never mind that. What I wanted to share was the friendship I made with them. Especially with the two very sweet girls, Anneke Nielsen and Joanne Schneider. They were bestfriends and have so much things in common. Even their names have ‘Anne’ in them. They were both 13 but we looked as if we’re in the same age. They were very friendly and kind towards me. We spent time walking around the village and I showed them the paddy field 🙂 We talked about everything, especially music, films and books. It turned out they loved the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series by L.M Montgomery as much as I do.

Well, they said goodbye and left the next day, but the friendship didn’t end there. We continued our friendship through letters and postcards. And on my 17th birthday, both of them sent me wonderful memorable gifts. Yes! They gave me the Anne Book Series. Oh, how lovely!

Anneke gave the first series ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ and Joanne the second entitled ‘Anne of Avonlea.’

These books are undoubtly my favourites! 

Here are their warm wishes for me; 🙂


I couldn’t recall how we stopped corresponding, but wherever they are now, I wish they have a wonderful life! I miss them both so much! 

 I will be forever continue searching for all the Anne Book Series. Here are some of the books I found since then. Sadly, I haven’t found the series of the books after ‘Anne of the Island’ 😦 

This is Megan Follows as Anne Shirley in the movie version. Isn’t she perfect for Anne’s role? She is indeed destined to be Anne of Green Gables! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and here’s one of my favourite quotes from the story!

Anneke and Joanne will always be, as Anne Shirley says, my Bosom Friends, kindred spirits! 🙂

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