Written by L.M. Montgomery, this is a classic, bestselling novel that I am sure most of you have read and enjoyed.
A quirky, imaginative, read-headed, freckle-faced, romance-loving, chatter-box orphan named Anne, who, by means of a great accident, goes to live with Marilla (a sensible, straightforward middle-aged woman) and her brother, Matthew Cuthbert (a shy, awkward fellow, who takes a liking to Anne right from the start.) She gets herself into countless catastrophes such as: dying her hair green because she hates it's red color, smashing a slate over a boy named Gilbert Blythe's head because he called her "Carrots" (this causing Anne to strongly despise Gilbert), and accidentally getting her "bosom friend," Diana drunk. Despite her talkative and quirky nature, she is incredibly smart and wins awards and scholarships for her intelligence. Towards the end of the book, Anne really begins appearing as an accomplished and attractive young woman, who has learned a lot from her amusing mistakes.
This book was delightful. Anne is such a charming character whom one wishes she could be like. It was both funny and heart-rending, both light-hearted, and true-to-life. I must warn you though, it did drag at parts because Anne is such a chatter-box! But even so, I think it's a book every girl should read. It's appropriate for all ages.
Rated 4 or 5/5. (I can't remember because I haven't read it in a while.)