Now here is a female heroine worth all our love. No one reads this and does not simply adore young Anne. Well, maybe some boys scoff at first but you find me a boy who finishes the story with an open mind and I assure you he will like her. Have no fear, it is a tale with boys in it too. Temptation is strong for Anne and her trials, while outdated, still ring true to the modern reader. Her self-awareness is amazing as she develops, and I believe the power to teach morality and virtue is so strong here; all the while in a very safe context. Enjoy!
"That's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them." ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables