Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Anne Shirley, the infamous red-headed orphan, is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert – but she is nearly sent back when they realise she’s not the boy they were expecting. Pretty soon though she is at the heart of their small family, as well as the Avonlea community. But it doesn’t stop her from getting up to all kinds of mischief, normally lead astray by her extremely active imagination. A charming, witty story of finding a home, friendship and growing up.