Throughout the story it is hinted that Beverly's cousin, Cecily, is consumptive; in a passage where the Story Girl tells their futures, the adult Beverly confirms that Cecily never left the Golden Road. As well, Beverly strongly hints that Peter and Felicity will be married. The novel ends after Sara's father collects her to give her a proper education, and their small group is never complete again. Other books in this series. Add to basket. Red Pottage Mary Cholmondeley.
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From "Personals" to "Fashion Notes" to an etiquette column and stories of the most interesting happenings in Carlisle, Our Magazine quickly becomes the most entertaining publication anyone in town has ever read. But seasons pass, nothing is forever--soon it will be time for the Story Girl to leave her good friends on Prince Edward Island, friends with whom she has walked the golden road of youth. Cover art by Ben Stahl. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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Sort order. Nov 26, Manybooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: l-m-montgomery , favourites-read , families , childrens-literature , book-reviews. Both deeply melancholy and often uproariously humorous and always always entertainingly engaging , in the sequel to L. Montgomery's The Story Girl , in her The Golden Road , the author's created and presented characters and in my humble opinion even considerably more so than in The Story Girl are in many if not most ways living, breathing, individuals whom one would even very much love to meet in real life, to be friends, to share conversations and adventures with but indeed with some of the Both deeply melancholy and often uproariously humorous and always always entertainingly engaging , in the sequel to L.
Montgomery's The Story Girl , in her The Golden Road , the author's created and presented characters and in my humble opinion even considerably more so than in The Story Girl are in many if not most ways living, breathing, individuals whom one would even very much love to meet in real life, to be friends, to share conversations and adventures with but indeed with some of them to also want and desire to at least occasionally verbally box their proverbial ears, not so much if ever Cecily King perhaps, but Felicity King most definitely.
And indeed, I do very much appreciate that L. Montgomery has made her literary creations into flesh-and-blood persons with both positive and negative personality traits, and not ever just paragons of virtue or conversely images of pure negativity as even Felicity King with her vanity is also not simply and only defined by that and even demure and likely doomed sweet tempered Cecily King is shown within the pages of The Golden Road to be first and foremost a child, as a young tween girl with hopes, dreams, aspirations and even some minor peccadilloes and not just a ministering angel who will die young.
Now and in my opinion, in The Golden Road L. Montgomery actually uses just a trifle less episodicness than in The Story Girl and therefore also a more clearly defined plot , with more depicted bona-fide occurrences and events both humorous and yes also sometimes sad or potentially so and once again all narrated by Beverly King and indeed thus also a little less storytelling by Sara Stanley by the Story Girl , which I for one actually have very much enjoyed, as while I do with all my heart massively love and adore The Story Girl , I do believe and feel that The Golden Road is in fact a slightly more mature and nuanced novel, and a story that also features a more delicately and happily balanced combination of related and depicted, shown events and Sara's stories and as such, The Golden Road has also always felt just a wee bit more real and relatable to and for me than The Story Girl , where at least sometimes it does tend to feel as though Sara Stanley and her told tales kind of overtake everything.
Most highly recommended but you should probably keep the tissues ready! And just to muse a bit. And having now re-completed all three novels, it does become rather obvious just how much both The Story Girl and The Golden Road do have in common with Little Women. Especially the character of Cecily King is very much akin to Beth March, both personality wise and her eventual fate that she is also doomed to very likely die young just like Beth does.
Now please note that I am NOT in any manner saying or even insinuating that Montgomery plagiarised from Alcott, and Cecily is also not ever an exact replica of Beth March either although the latter might well have served as a bit of a model for the former , but the similarities are to and for me striking enough to consider that Montgomery was in all likelihood rather influenced by Little Women when she wrote The Story Girl and The Golden Road which becomes rather apparent when one realises that both the March family and the King family create their own magazines, and that both of these magazines are similar in style and content to a point, with the March girls' magazine being of perhaps somewhat more a literary bent, which does make sense though, as the March sisters hail from a literary and academic family, while the King family are basically mostly P.
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Montgomery called childhood "the golden road", and in this, Bev the grown-up narrator was able to pinpoint the time when they were all just about to leave the golden road. The children only had a small hint at the time that something was about to change, but the adult, looking back, knows. It's one of those Montgomery books that strikes you while you're reading it as a child, but really reaches you when you read it as an adult. And the part with the Story Girl's predictions for the future is so great Jan 27, Elle rated it it was amazing. It was a delightful book, I thought it had a little more depth than the first one, though I couldn't say which one is best, it was maybe a little less cheerful, and I thought it so sad how it ended, just the last words.
I really enjoyed reading about the love story of the Awkward Man. I really liked the theme of growing up, and how Beverly says that when we are young, we walk the Golden Road. View 2 comments. Jun 11, Elaina rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , classics. I think I enjoyed this as much as I did the first one : Very much a light read and not something you have to focus too hard on while reading which can be nice at times It's been a month since I read this so I know I procrastinated on writing another review on time lol XD I liked reading more about the characters, but not my favorite L.
Montgomery book or anything Jul 28, Saba Mybookfortress rated it it was amazing.
Nov 29, Elinor Loredan rated it really liked it Shelves: , l-m-montgomery. Oh, Maud, your characters live and breathe, beautiful and funny. They stay with me like no others. Gorgeous descriptions as usual, and I really love all the little stories woven into the children's adventures, which are all both hilarious and poignant. The children bicker a lot, but it's obvious they are all fond of each other. I was touched by Felicity's sorrow at the Story Girl's departure.
The Oh, Maud, your characters live and breathe, beautiful and funny. These three adults are so mysterious I feel childlike wonder at them just like the King bunch. One thing is that I do feel sorry for Sara Ray, who is described as a nobody, a 'colourless little nonentity'. There are overtones of melancholy, but they only add to the beauty of the book. It's funny how LMM's books are classified as children's books, because I think children don't quite pick up on the subtle humor and beauty of them. The Golden Road is especially powerful for those who have left the golden road, and LMM's preface is addressed to them.
The Golden Road doesn't have quite the same magic as The Story Girl, but it is still outstanding and a favorite. The children in it are so real to me.
Sep 12, Katri rated it really liked it Shelves: l-m-montgomery. The Golden Road is even more episodic than The Story Girl, perhaps, and maybe that's why I took a fairly long time reading it, returning to it every now and then when I felt like this kind of reading. I loved it, nevertheless, the stories that were at times heartwarming, at times wistful or even scary, but always have that combination of life and beauty which is characteristic of Montgomery.
There's a bittersweet air of the end of childhood, with the narrator Beverley looking back to those years The Golden Road is even more episodic than The Story Girl, perhaps, and maybe that's why I took a fairly long time reading it, returning to it every now and then when I felt like this kind of reading. There's a bittersweet air of the end of childhood, with the narrator Beverley looking back to those years from a time when he knows "The Golden Road" is already past him and his friends, but knows what meaning that time had and delights in every memory of it.
The last few chapters of the book, especially, have an enchanting beauty to them, like a colourful, crisp autumn morning when you already know that the summer is fading and making place to winter, but it is ending even more beautifully than it blossomed. Feb 02, Francie rated it it was amazing Shelves: library-books , heartwarming , ebook , children-s-classics , coming-of-age , read-in It was touching, sweet and funny and had more depth than the first volume.
Beverly was still the least tangible personality of the lot but not as much as before and I rather liked him as a narrator, fondly looking back at his childhood, this time. Mar 25, ABC rated it it was amazing Shelves: older-kids. I was worried sick about poor, sweet Cecily. I skipped to the end because I couldn't stand itI had to find out what happened to her!
I thought the Peg Bowen character was a nice and creepy touch. At the beginning, I thought it would turn she was really just a good and misunderstand old lady, but Montgomery really made her into a hag of sorts.