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Second-Best Roses4 reviews
Stella feels a little left out, but when Anne has such dazzling friends, is it any wonder? Softly Anne/Stella saffic, set from "Anne of Green Gables" to "Anne of the Island".
(#) Psycho_Mannequin 2005-09-17I love this. There's so much in it without its having to draw over-much attention to anything. ~adds to favourites~
(#) fyre_byrd 2005-12-11It has certainly been awhile since I read the Anne of Green Gables stories, but I think that your fic more than does justice to them.
The best part about your story is perhaps the remarkable subtlety you are able to employ. Stella's feelings for Anne are mostly shown to the reader only in her head and her aching longing to exhibit those feelings in the physical world is what makes this story so very entrancing.
The other factor that creates a wonderful tension in the story is Stella's awareness of her difference from the other girls. She knows that her jealousy is actually unfounded in many ways because she is the only one who has such a deep cause to be jealous of Anne's caresses.
These phrases are a perfect summation of Stella's feelings and I find them incredibly insightful:
" know, I know thought Stella, wishing she was Phil or Priscilla and could reach out and put her arms around Anne, kiss her white forehead. If she was Phil or Priscilla, perhaps she wouldn't want to so very badly. Perhaps it was wanting to that made it impossible."
The bittersweet kiss that Stella receives from her idol is the only consolation that she could conceivably have had in the story. The ending is beautiful and sad. I think this is a wonderfully written story particularly because the emotion is so subtly and aptly rendered.
(#) emo123 2010-04-25I think it was really good. It's sad that not many people read the series. My favorite was Anne of the Island which was really moving and had Gilbert confessing his love towards her. All in all, good job.
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