|I wish I'd had this edition|
|Instead I had this one|
This is not Montgomery's best work. Valency is no Anne, and the busybody characters are not as deliciously comic as Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Even so, it is satisfying to read about someone who has suddenly decided that she doesn't give a fuck, and acts accordingly. There's a vicarious thrill in reading The Blue Castle, it's a light read that you'll finish in just a few days, and cheap, used paperback versions abound. My little copy of this book spent the summer in Switzerland with Brigid, and later went to Ireland with me. That's a lot of travel for a one-penny Amazon special. Highly recommended for L. M. Montgomery fans.