In Chapter 35 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne notices that Gilbert has been spending a lot of time with Ruby Gillis, and we see the seeds planted for Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me." While Anne's friends worry themselves half to death over exams, Anne takes the longview and tells them to focus on the chestnut buds. Life is good, and Anne is here for it.
After the chapter reading, you'll hear chapter reflections between me and my friend Katie Devine. Katie is a middle school teacher of language arts and social studies who has been my book club buddy for over six years now. In our conversation, we talk about the trope of "she's not like other girls," Anne's growing respect for Gilbert and the maturity she displays in her reverence for chestnut buds over anxiety.