I must say this is the first book that I picked up that I had trouble puttin down. I am a teacher and lead a very busy life, but this book was difficult to stop reading so that I could get to some other task. This is the only book so far that has had this effect on me. I found myself falling in love with Anne and thought it would be nice to have a girl with that type of imagination in my class. However, she would have to learn to talk in turn like the rest of my students.