Awesome Adaptations: An Awesome Coming of Age Adaptation
Each week I will be writing about an adaptation of a book that I think is worth seeing and I have challenged myself to come up with suggestions to match a category. Any format (television series, film, web series, etc.) is acceptable as long as it is based in some form on a book. If you’re playing along, just mention this blog in your post. Let us know what adaptation you’d pick and why it is worth watching. Oh, and don’t forget to share the link to your own post in the comments for that week’s challenge so that everyone can read your thoughts!
If you don’t have a blog yet though you can still play along, just leave your answer in the comments thread for each week’s challenge.
This week’s challenge is to name: An Awesome Coming of Age Adaptation
Title: Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
Adapted From: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favorite book series. It tells the story of an orphan who is adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. At first Marilla is upset because she wanted to adopt a boy because he could help Matthew tend the farm, but against her will she finds herself caring for the orphan. Anne is such a great character, she is imaginative, smart but prone to being impetuous and has a hot temper which gets her into trouble. It is wonderful growing up with Anne as she makes mistakes/learns from them and later as she finds her way as an adult, finding love along the way.
This mini-series is excellent and perfectly catches the tone and spirit of this wonderful set of novels. I can’t imagine anyone but Megan Follows ever playing Anne, likewise Colleen Dewhurst is the perfect Marilla stern but kind underneath it all. I can’t highly enough recommend this series, it is on my list of must see adaptations.
So those are my choices, how about yours? Link to your blog post in the comments below and let us know what you’d pick.
Next week is an An Awesome Modernization of a Classic Story! Check out the schedule for the rest of the year here.