Book Review:Maud


A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery

by Melanie Fishbane

Penguin Random House Canada

Razorbill Canada
Children’s FictionTeens & YA
Pub Date 16 May 2017

Archive Date 16 May 2017

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Maud through the publisher and Netgalley:

This novel takes us back in time to the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery.  We learn that Maud’s grandmother believes she is too sensitive  and she spends alot of time dealing with her emotions in her journal.  Maud dreamed of being a writer much like Louisa May Alcott.

Maud’s Grandmother criticises her often.  

From an early age Maud is aware her calling is to write.  Maud has a teacher who encourages her to write what she knows, and who encourages her to go on to Prince Edward’s College.  When Maud was writing she was able to forget all her troubles.

The second part of this book goes on to talk about Maud’s life on Prince Alberts Island.  Soon Maud finds herself homesick.  Her stepmother doesn’t want to attend school after her half brother or sister is born.

Just before her sixteenth birthday Maud starts getting headaches.  When things get too heated between Maud and her stepmother she decides she  needs to go back to Prince Edward Island to live with her Grandparents.

In the third segment of the book Maud is back on Prince Edward Island with her Grandparents.  By the time she is seventeen Maud is studying the markets for her short stories, determined to become a published.

I give Maud five out of five stars.

Happy Reading.


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