This is the story about a brother and sister called Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They live on a farm called Green Gables and now that Matthew is getting a little older they wanted to give an orphan boy a home in the hope that he might be able to help Matthew on the farm. Through a minor misunderstanding they end up with a red haired dreamer in the form of Anne Shirley ,the main character of the story and the character with the most personality that I have probably ever come across in any book. Anne is definitely a dreamer but she is wiser then her years and the good times in life she finds wonderous and the sad times bring her to the deepest depths of despair making her life a constant roller coaster of emotions that are both hilarious and touching. Green gables , the once quiet country homestead of this brother and sister is instantly changed and warmed with this little girls arrival and none of their lives would ever be the same again.
I laughed and I sobbed with this book but the one thing I did straight away after finishing it was pick up the second book Anne of Avonlea as I could not wait to find out what was next in Anne's future.
I recommend this to everyone who appreciates children's literature , inquisite children, reading about nosy neighbours, childhood ,family and friendship. Simply Beautiful !