Anne of Green Gables, by LM Montgomery
As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever... but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special -- a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.
My thoughts:Maybe my most favorite book in the whole world, I was actually really surprised I hadn't featured it before! It completely has ingrained itself in my life, Anne is one of my best friends. I'm posting the cover that I had, but there are hundreds of different editions to choose from--so no excuses for not reading this book.