Anne of Green Gables
Anne is a lively eleven-year-old orphan who must win over the Cuthberts (Matthew and his sister Marilla) who have requested a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew with the farm chores. Her endearing idealism proves too hard to resist--even for the rather stern pair. Anne's enthusiasm and determination are not always appreciated by those around her, but she learns from her experiences and never makes the same mistake twice. Into her teens, Anne continues to challenge the rules that try to curb her indomitable spirit, and she is rarely defeated.