Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, an elderly brother-sister duo, need help running their farm. They need a healthy, strong young boy; so they contact an orphanage and arrange to adopt one. Instead, they get Anne Shirley.
Imaginative and dramatic, brave and loyal, Anne soon embeds herself in the hearts of Matthew, Marilla, and the entire community. But she is not devoid of trouble; before too long she has broken her ankle after falling from a roof, stranded herself in the middle of the river in a sinking canoe, accidentally gotten her best friend drunk on raspberry cordial, and cracked a slate over the head of her academic rival, Gilbert Blythe.
The first book ever written and marketed for teenagers, Anne of Green Gables is an important landmark in literary history. It’s also a must-read for any girl with an irrepressible spirit.