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5.0 out of 5 stars
My favourite book of all time, 14 Sep 2003
This is a book which no girl over the age of 15 should be able to say "I haven't read that." It is one of the best books ever written.
A beautifully written story of the pitiful little orphan called Anne. Ever hopeful and optimistic Anne is taken in by the Cuthberts, after almost being rejected for not being a boy. The story follows Anne growing up, making lots of mistakes but learning all the time. We read about her cringeworthy and laughable adventures, where she rages at he formidable Mrs Rachel Lynde, breaks a slate over her arch enemy's head; gets her busom friend drunk; saves a babys life and dyes her hair green!!
It is totally impossible not to fall in love with the affectionate Anne, to experience and rejoice in her joys with her. Feel her sorrow when she's in the "depths of dispair", then imagine those sorrows away. Sorrows like having red hair, not having dimples in her elbows and not having puffed sleeves!
This is the first book which ever made me cry. But cry I did along with Anne, at the death of a kindred spirit and a wonderful character, but I wont give it away who, although most of you will already know.
I recommend this to any girl of any age, and quite a few of the boys too! It will soon have a much beloved place on your book shelf.