In Chapter 34 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne says goodbye to Diana, Matthew and Marilla and departs for her first semester at Queen's College. Though she'll be back at Green Gables in a week to visit, this goodbye is a doozy, especially for Marilla. Will Marilla tell Anne what she means to her? Will Anne make friends at Queen's? And will Anne realize that there's more to Gilbert than his splendid chin?
After the chapter reading, stick around for reflections with my personal Diana, Melissa Adamo. Melissa is a longtime lover of Anne of Green Gables and a college writing instructor who shares what she'll be taking from this chapter of Anne back into her own college classroom. We talk about our first semesters at college, coping with transitions, and our thoughts on ambition.