The other characters are equally as wonderful, starting with the shy Matthew Cuthbert who always seems to know what Anne needs and likes to listen to her talk. He and Anne match perfectly through all their differences. And Marilla, though seemingly stern and always taking pains to be practical and proper, has an equally warm heart that cannot help but shine through. They form an unusual but perfect family.
And Anne’s antics and their reactions are absolutely hilarious. The fun starts on the ride home from the train station, with Anne asking ridiculous questions and Matthew completely perplexed and giving strangely straightforward answers. When Anne stops saying funny things, she starts doing them. Almost every chapter seems to have Anne in a new scrape. Watching her grow up into an elegant young lady will make readers just as proud as Matthew and Marilla, but it is good to know that no matter how old Anne gets through the following books, crazy things tend to happen to her.
L. M. Montgomery is a naturally charming writer with her wonderful characters and beautiful descriptions of Prince Edward Island, and Anne of Green Gables is one of her most charming books. It is no wonder that generations readers have fallen in love with the book and the girl (and often with the handsome Gilbert Blythe!).