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Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems dPerfectly Maybe 25 because I m not at all sorry to have listened to this but on the other hand I m cross about a huge part of the story When Katayoun read this andidn t like it I took the warning of a fellow Anne of Green Gables fan and Requiem for a Wren dropped it from to read to maybe read I was also curious though as was Katayoun about how I react so when I found the audiobook while searching Scribd for everything I could find I Red Notice decided to go ahead and listen The narrator was fine so none of myisappointment or crossness had to Les pingouins nont jamais froid do with that The audio isn t very well edited though so I wouldn t push people towards it either The thing is that I can often get a lot of enjoyment out of the logical puzzle game of watching how an author chooses to update an older book to keep essentials of plot and character in place without theistortion of mapping irectly onto the year 2015 A ca Although I o very much appreciate that in Ana of California which is clearly a modern ay contemporary reimagining and adaptation of LM Montgomery s 1908 Anne of Green Gables author Andi Teran has not just taken LM Montgomery s narrative and modernised it a bit but has in fact created and written her own story albeit one that is of course and obviously heavily based on and influenced by Montgomery s classic I also and with than a bit of frustration o feel that some of the big time The Peoples Songs differences between Anne of Green Gables and Ana of California in fact and actually go rather too far for my personal reading comfort level And yes first and foremost Io not particularly enjoy how the Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert characters of Anne of Green Gables have been kind of reversed in Ana of California so that Emmett Garber is much stricter and in the beginning chapters also considerably uncompromising with regard to Ana Cortez than his much laid back and easy going sister Abbie For while I am of course appreciative of the fact that Andi Teran has not made the Garber siblings carbon copies of LM Montgomery s Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert I eually o not altogether find it really pleasant that Emmett Garber is so strict and even rather mean spirited at times and that Abbie Garber right from the first has such a very strong and friendly connection towards their ward and farming intern Ana Cortez and yes mostly because I still was expecting in Ana of California for the general character traits of Abbie and Emmett Garber to be mostly similar to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert and not so totally reversed in many ways Further for much of Ana of California I actually have also tended to find Ana Cortez best friend and yes obviously based on Anne Shirely s best friend Diana Barry Rye Moon a mostly rather majorly annoying and also totally stereotypically Lesbian character and even somewhat of a so called fair weather friend to Ana and in particular when Rye totally fibs and lies when she tells her parents that it was Ana who made her ingest magic mushrooms which is so very much ifferent from how in Anne of Green Gables Diana Barry totally casts no blame on Anne Shirley whatsoever regarding the currant wine fiasco And therefore albeit that I have certainly mildly enjoyed reading Ana of California I also have found Andi Teran s narrative at times much too Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles different and changed from the basic Anne of Green Gables thematics for my liking and tastes and yes indeed this especially with regard to Rye Moon and Ana Cortez friendship as I was indeed totally expecting the same kind of all encompassing and free of uarrels relationship that Anne Shirley and Diana Barry have and enjoy in Anne of Green Gables and the seuels I have zero baggage for Anne of Green Gables coming into this having never read it so Iidn t spend any time looking at or thinking about the take on itRather this was a totally fresh story of Ana a child who got lost and shuffled through the foster system in LA When she s given the chance to intern at a farm in Northern California she finds herself so cautious about losing the opportunity that she loses a bit of herself But as she pushes and she My Name is Bob discovers a best friend and a romantic interest I get why this book isn t marketed for YA The voice isn t there and there s a little too muchwelling on the back stories of the adults here Abbie and Emmett But YA readers will absolutely eat this up Ana is hardened and sharp not taking anything from anyone yet she has this immense esire to make other people happy so she oesn t lose the opportunity here for a new life The setting in a poorer town with a big reliance on migrant workers was well rendered It s a rural story and it s about finding those people who get you in those places an especially important thing to someone at 15 and someone who has never had that sort of connection before I was really hoping to give this one at LEAST 4 starsbut I can t bring myself to Billy Bragg do itHmmthis bookI wasrawn to this title months before it came out becauseHello The name Anne of Green Gables anyone Also it really is reminiscent of that series which I love both books AND moviesI on t usually read books like thisit wasn t science fiction it wasn t fantasyno end of the world scenariosor magic unless you count that one girl with the shrooms and usually when I find a book that has none of that there s always romance and a happily ever after Kasie West anyone this book though yes there was attraction and there were even a few kisses but this was a coming of age storyLike I said if you know the AoGG story you ve got the gist of thisI wanted to believe the writing was amazingbut you knowit wasn t totally on par with the coursebut thats fine this was a ebut novel and for that I think the author id a wonderful jobI loved the modern take on a ebut novel and for that I think the author The Majors Daughter did a wonderful jobI loved the modern take on story itself was a nice change of scenery from what I usually find myself reading but I felt likethey weren t really inconsistenciesbut I felt likesomeetails were overlooked things that needed explanation I felt that some of the actions of the main characters HmmI m having trouble explaining this I on T KnowI Like There knowI like there certain times when I thought reactions to some things would be stronger Whether good or bad I thought things that the writing made you think seemed important at the time would actually be important at some point but idn t end up meaning anything The characters were likeable I supposebut I really AND THIS COULD TOTALLY JUST BE ME just couldn t find myself connecting with any of them They had their moments and I liked them but there was N be any help on his farm His sister Abbie however thinks Ana might be just what they need Ana comes to love Garber Farm and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belo. ,


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Ana of CaliforniaAlthough Ana of California is being promoted as an Anne of Green Gables re telling this novel stands firmly on its own Ana is older than Anne and her circumstances are arker and the story heavier Ana of California is a good solid story of a bright and artistically talented young girl who has had a traumatic childhood followed by a grim youth spent in multiple foster homes Despite the experiences of her young life she is still big hearted and open hearted and wants a place to call home and people to call familyThere are lots of bits pulled but altered from the LM Montgomery story and you ll have fun finding themThere is a beautiful farm owned by a brother and sister who are both single a mischievous best friend and amusing re imaginings of some of Anne s bigger scrapesThe story is built around many likable characters but on t expect them to be mirrors of the original Anne s world The plot line is good sometimes heartbreaking and the setting is a lovely small town in Northern California I found the book to be uplifting and satisfyingThanks very much to Penguin Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review This was very readable for much of it I never read Anne of Green Gables so it s possible some of my criticisms of the read have something to The City in Mind do with the author attempting to preserve some of the spirit of her source material But I liked the idea of a Mexican American girl from a tough neighborhood moving out to intern on a farm that was essentially already being tended to by Latino American farmworkers I thought it would be interesting to see what that would look like Ana is a solid character She s written to be very sweet maybe not enough edge for a girl in and out of neglectful Los Angeles foster homes But this is written for an audience much younger than me so I ll forgive it that I also liked the sister and brother pair Emmett and Abbie Garber who agree to have her out at their Northern Cali farm for the summer They both come with their own baggage and each of them are givenistinctive memorable voices Anna s time on the farm is entertaining she s clueless as to how it all works which makes for some unfortunate scenarios Luckily she finds a fiercely loyal and sweet teacher in Manny the head of operations at the farm and a group of low key Latino American farmhands who Revenge (The Red Ledger don t give her too much grief and grow to respect her She also makes a good friend in Rye Moon theaughter of a shopowner in town Unfortunately Rye is written WAY over the top and I found her to be pretty irritating The story started for me to lose its way in its introduction of the romantic male lead Cole He s a rich formerly wild kid with of course a secret heart of gold The pair No One Wants You don t have a ton of chemistry or Teranoesn t The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity do enough to convince us of their great love for each other Unfortunately their love figures prominently in the end and takes over much of the story The reason that I picked up Ana of California is solelyue to the fact that it s a reimagining of one of my favourite books Anne of Green Gables As always with retellings there is some or a lot of risk involved in taking on a book that is beloved by so many people For the most part I think Ana of California says true to the essence of Anne while standing alone as it s own workAna was orphaned followed the murder of her parents and then her grandmother by gang members in LA For years Ana has been bouncing around foster care until her social worker offers foster care until her social worker offers a last chance in a farming program If Ana works on a farm until she turns sixteen she just might be able to get herself emancipated Ana knows that she has turns sixteen she just might be able to get herself emancipated Ana knows that she has make this new situation work and she knows this means keeping her mouth shut often than not Of course this is not always easy for AnaEmmett and Abbie Garber are a brother and sister Penguins Poems for Life duo that have been running the family farm however times have been tough in ways than the financial Abbie makes theecision to take part in the farm program that brings Ana to them Unlike Emmett Abbie is thrilled to have Ana living with them appreciating both Ana s hard work and her positive presence Of course having read Anne of Green Gables it s clear that Ana s growing relationship with the Garber s is going to hit some pretty significant roadblocksFor those that have read Anne of Green Gables the plot of Ana of California isn t surprising it follows Anne in broad strokes That said Ana was her own character Yes she Anne Shirley esue with her rambling words and imaginative spirit but Ana was also her own character which I thought was a good move on the author s part I m a big Anne fan but I on t want to read the exact same story
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Ana of California author succeeds in modernizing a classic tale for existing fans while also crafting an engrossing story for readers unfamiliar with AnneAs much as I enjoyed Ana of California I id find that the ending was a bit rushed and unbalanced in comparison to the first three uarters of the book There was so much care evident in the first part of the book in how Ana and the Garbers were introduced to readers then all the sudden readers are thrown new characters of Rye aka Diana from Anne and Cole aka Gilbert from Anne who were not explored with the same epth that Abbie and Emmett were Abbie and Emmett were fabulous and I only wish that as much time would have been spent on Rye and Cole For me Ana of California needed to be longerFor fellow rabid Anne of Green Gables fans I think you ll appreciate this homage to a classic Ana of California pays tribute to a classic but also offers an engrossing coming of age tale of a funny endearing and uirky heroineOriginally reviewed at The Book Adventures Review copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss Ana of California is one of those books that had to grow on me This isn t particularly a problem with the book but my mood going into it I guess I was hoping for something but Andi Teran s story tends to move at a sedate pace than I was expecting I would hesitate to escribe this as coming of age or anything so grand as that but this is a novel where small things have big impacts for the protagonist and the people around herAna Cortez is almost sixteen and an orphan Out of options going back to the group home is not an option she reluctantly agrees to work on a farm in the small town of Hadley for the summer The farm is managed by a brother sister team the brother not really own with Ana s presence the sister far enthusiastic As Ana gets to know her new. A modern take on the classic coming of age novel inspired by Anne of Green Gables In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Three Weissmanns of Westport Andi Teran’s captivating ebut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic Fifteen year old orphan Ana Corte. Foster family and meets people her age in Hadley her role as fish out of water provokes all manner of small conflicts that allow us to get to know these characters and ultimately Ana to know herselfAna of California epitomizes in some ways telling rather than showing I say this because telling is not necessarily as problematic as people make it out to be there are situations where exposition is a welcome respite In places Teran uses this to her advantage with conversations between characters fleshing out the backstory and providing insight into the Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone dynamics of Hadley prior to Ana s arrival In other places though the telling not showing vibe is less useful Teran s omniscient narrator has a habit of jumping into various characters heads not in and of itself a bad thing and then explaining a bunch of stuff to us that we then hear again much later when Ana learns it This narrative choice is interesting this would be a veryifferent story if it were told solely from Ana s perspective but the precise way in which Teran executes it leaves much to be Down to the Sea in Ships desiredThese ualmsidn t sit well with me for the first part of the story but my mood gradually improved As Ana interacts with the residents of Hadley starts to form relationships starts making her own choices good or bad and basically exercises agency I warmed up both to her and to this book Her learning curve feels real and believable And for a story that often exists in a low gear it has surprising moments where it ramps up to high gear and full speed and Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, delivers insightful commentary on racism poverty crime etc This novel is far from fluffy and I m really glad I stuck with itAbbie s little romantic arcoesn t Dog Years do much for me I m much partial to Ana s relationships both her complicated thing with Cole and her friendship with Rye In the case of Cole there sefinitely a filigree of romance but it s not always there And I really like the ambiguity of the ending both in terms of how Cole makes that Chain of Fire decision and how they might or might not end up together for some value of together The wholeevelopment of this relationship steers clear of some of the stereotypical tropes of girl meets boy girl falls for boy for which I m grateful Similarly Ana s friendship with Rye has some interesting ups and The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, downs that fit with her outsider role in Hadley from the way Rye constantly misjudges Ana s past to Ana not always being ready toiscuss her feelings because hey this is the first time she s actually had a best friendIt has been far too long since I read Anne of Green Gables so I m not going to compare Ana of California to its influence Suffice it to say that I can see the parallels In short while Teran s writing The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur doesn t always work for me and the story might be so so I came to appreciate this book s emotional intelligence Depending on what you re looking for that might actually be all you need There is some of this I really loved the adaptation of the raspberry cordial shenanigans for example and I really really wanted to love this retelling of Anne of Green Gables a childhood favorite standby best friend featuring a Latina foster kid but I felt like Teran hit the plot points without capturing the spirit of what she was adaptingLike Anne is about childhood reclaiming and refashioning it this is necessarily about adulthood learning to grow into it even against one s will and the way thatiscrepancy was forced into resolution felt really hollow to meI think where Teran gets lost is in not giving the story room to Breath I Don T Care I Maharaj don t care anything when I m being asked to care about ten thousand things at once There s too much Abbie and Emmett s respective and combined backstories Cole s stuff Rye s stuff Rye s stuff with Cole Cole s stuff with Abbie and Emmett Ana s history Ana s future Ana s art Abbie and Emmett s business Ion t even know what the point was I think maybe Cole s family s stuff with Emmett but there s nothing to grab onto The shifting perspective Kuduz doesn t help Could we just stay in third person limited Ana pov please Like Io not even care for a minute what is motivating Will the restauranteur with a thing for Abbie This was all very pleasant to read and I will probably order it for my library for that very reason but ultimately pretty hollowMaybe in retrospect Montgomery s book would feel the same way I on t think so but I on t really have an argument for why not Wonderful story about a girl s uest to find a place where she can belong A beautiful novel about loss struggle and friendship Ana of California turned out to be a story filled with small surprises and big hopes I finished this story uite uickly because I was The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, drawn into the characters and their livesAna Cortez has bounced around the foster care system for over ten years When her social worker informs Ana she s reached her final straw a chance to work as a farm hand in Northern California is her last hope before she gets thrown into a girls home When Ana reaches Garber farms she setermined to make it work but unfortunately she can t tell a weed from parsley or when and how to properly pull garlic buds from their stems Not for lack of trying Ana makes mistake after mistake but the Garbers and the farm workers come to care for Ana s The Taste of Ashes determined waysHowever when she inevitably makes a mistake that has some of the townies judging herespite the progress she s made Ana wonders if she s cashed in the last bit of hope she stored up for a Camellia (Ellie, decent lifeOverall I really enjoyed Ana s story Reading that she came from Southern California it was interesting to have some frame of reference to the places she grew up in I really appreciated Ana setermined nature espite the loss and tragedy she s experienced at such a young age I would have like to learn about Ana s life outside of her past that efined her I sensed she had some amazing skills so it would have been nice to learn what she aspired to be when she grew up However I suppose when someone is so focused on surviving the here and now future plans are tough to efine with any clarityI was rawn to Abbie and Emmett s life and it was interesting to get some tidbits about their past Further was rawn to Abbie and Emmett s life and it was interesting to get some tidbits About Their Past Further their past Further both of these secondary characters would have been nice but I was pleased with what was shared These two were both worthy characters that added an additional level of substance to the story Ana of California is what I would categorize as a hidden gem which I m so glad I jumped into Very enjoyable story that was casted and narrated. Z has just blown her last chance with a foster family It’s a group home next unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California When she first arrives Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl ca. ,


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