Anne seems like a cool girl. She's interested in boys and stuff, but school is NUMBER ONE for her. That's why she became a schoolteacher- I know, I watched those television shows that showed her all grown up. Anyways, Anne is an inspiration for all women nowadays because her parents just didn't understand her, but she triumphed in the end by becoming successful. Lucy Maude must herself have had mean parents, because she really knows what it's like. ... My Mom gave me this book because we were going through some tough times and it made me think about her side of the story. Now I have to buy the sequel.