Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne "confesses" to losing Marilla's amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair green, Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull." And no book that she's in will be, either.
I listened to this classic for the first time this summer. The audiobook was fantastic. I loved Kate Burton's performance and I think she really hit Anne right on. This book made me laugh a ton and cry a bit. It's definitely worth reading if you haven't before.
I'm keeping this review short, because there really is not much to say besides the fact that there is a reason that people are still reading this classic - it's amazing. I think I may have to continue on with the series.