One can't help but like a story about an orphan girl who's smart and filled with spunk. This is an old classic first published in 1908 that everybody has heard about but not necessarily read. It was originally written for adults, but today is generally considered to be reading for young people. But I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult, and I think others will too. I could easily imagine that it described an early 20th Century environment similar to that which my parents grew up in. I've heard that the book (in translation) was widely read by Japanese students during the 1950s and 1960s. As a result Prince Edward Island has become a popular destination for Japanese tourists. I see on the Prince Edward Island web site that they are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Anne of Green Gables being published.