After her father dies of consumption leaving her an orphan, Emily is sent to live with her two aunts and her uncle at New Moon Farm on Prince Edwards Island. While her aunt Elizabeth is stern and her classmates might be cruel, Emily deals using her wit. Eventually she makes three wonderful friends, Teddy, the artist, Perry, the world traveler, and Ilse, the tomboy (Emily herself is a writer). With there help she just might come to love New Moon. As the series progresses, Emily and her friends deal with school and love and life. Can they all follow there dreams and be happy, or will the troubles of life stand in their way?
Since my last review was of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, I couldn't resist having today's be Emily of New Moon. I love this story as much as the Anne series. It's somewhat more realistic, and some of the things that happen to Emily are much darker and sadder than the things that happen to Anne. Her ability to deal with what life throws at her is not extraordinary (she doesn't always overcome everything easily), but that makes for a good story. If you enjoy the Anne series I highly recommend this one. If you've never read the Anne serie, I still think there's a good chance you'll enjoy this one. And, if you didn't enjoy the Anne series, don't rule this one out, since it is more like real life it might be interesting to you.