I just finished reading "Anne of Green Gables" by L. M. Montgomery. I don't know how I went so long without reading it -- or why.
Anne Shirley, the lead character, has red hair, a precocious personality and just manages to vex people while simultaneously wrapping them around her little finger.
I was drawn into this novel from the get go. So much so, actually, that I did some research on Prince Edward Island so I could have a good picture of the setting although it was well described in the book.
I don't usually cry over books but I did shed a few with this one.
I believe I will continue with the series.