I remember reading this book sort of reluctantly when I was younger. I had bought it for some reason at a book fair at my elementary school and never picked it up. I then got a children's edition (yes, I know, of a children's book...) and started reading that. I loved it so much that I wanted to read the real one -- in fact, I remember thinking "I don't want Anne's adventures to end!" And so I read the unabridged edition I had bought before, and loved it. Really a great book to help a girl use her imagination.