Sunday, February 10, 2013

"[…] she dyes her hair blonde, dons a plaid shirt and becomes the town whore of Avonlea."

From: Island Spirit PEI

"Anne of Green Gables, the orphan with the 'very thick, decidedly red hair' and the 'much freckled' face, has become a blonde, buxom farm girl with come-hither eyes on a new edition of LM Montgomery's classic novel, prompting a fierce reaction from fans of the story. […]
     'This book is supposed to be Anne Of Green Gables NOT Anne Does Green Gables! ' wrote one reader. Another pointed out that 'Anne has red hair. RED HAIR. It's a key part of her character and is a strong influence on her words and actions. Secondly, Anne is 10 at the start of the series. What is up with the bedroom eyes? Did they just do a Google image search for Sexy Farmgirl? Does anyone publishing this book have any idea of what the stories are actually about?' setting up a plea to 'keep Anne ginger.'"
— Alison Flood, The Guardian

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