Anne Shirley, the redheaded girl of Green Gables, may not want to grow older but time passes and requires it. Anne is leaving Green Gables for college with Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane. As she leaves she feels she will never see Green Gables the same way again. However new friends await Anne and new adventures. In this book, Anne receives her first proposal. Daina Berry is married. Marilla deals with the twins. The island is changing, her friends are changing but Anne remains as spirited and irrepressible as ever.