Don’t you just love larger-than-life characters? The ones who jump off the page and grab you? Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t be indifferent to them.I love the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne and Diana are my dear friends, but the entire series is chock full of characters I love. One of those is Leslie Moore from Anne's House of Dreams.
I would love to know about the characters who just won’t leave you! Most of you will probably post about how much you love (or loathe) each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Write a love poem in elvish for Aragorn. Draw a picture of Harry obliterating Voldemort. The possibilities are endless.
Be sure to post the book's title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.
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Leslie is a beautiful, haunted woman. I believe Anne first notices her when she's first arriving at her "house of dreams" as a newlywed. Leslie is standing by the side of the road and gives her such a look of resentment that Anne feels it keenly. This is a woman she doesn't even know!
Later, they become friends and Leslie explains that she had been having a bad day and Anne's obvious happiness had just rubbed her the wrong way. And then we learn her story.
There are some more unexpected twists and turns that I won't talk about. Let's just say that I was left amazed at Leslie's ability to persistently do the right thing no matter how hard the choices were going to make her life.
Leslie could be a bitter, deceitful woman, and a lot of people in her shoes would have taken that path. She rises above it and does her best. She has bad days, but she is a good and faithful friend. What does it say about her that after having so many destructive relationships, she is able to open up to Anne and Gilbert and accept their friendship? She becomes a much-loved part of their circle of friends.
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