Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery is the third in the Anne of Green Gables series. This book tells the story of Anne Shirley's and her friends' college years. As the security of home and childhood comforts fade, each must face the trials of being on their own.Anne travels to Kingsport to go to college despite the mixed feelings among the family at home. Most of her family would like her to marry Gilbert Blythe, a close childhood friend. Gilbert is also going to Kingsport for college and would like nothing more than to have Anne reveal that she feels more than friendship for him. Anne is determined to get an education and not simply search for a husband as the busybodies at home expect. Anne is excited that one of her girlfriends, Priscilla, is also attending Redmond College.