Review 18: The Story Girl

The Story Girl (L.C. Page and Company, 1911)
Cover art for The Story Girl, published by L.C. Page and Company in 1911.

How’s this for contrasts? Two reviews of L.M. Montgomery’s fourth novel, The Story Girl, that appeared shortly after its publication in 1911:

Among the popular new books is The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery. Like the author’s first success, Anne of Green Gables, it is a story of children for grown-ups. It makes pleasant reading. —The Catholic World (New York, NY)

The average girl of from twelve to twenty years would read The Story Girl, Miss L.M. Montgomery’s latest story, with juvenile delight. Therefore to that extent at least the book is a noteworthy achievement. And if it has the magic that charms, even though the charmed be of tender years, it should be heralded as such and treated as an entertainment for the young. —The Canadian Magazine (Toronto, ON)