"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the worlds."
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
I listened to this book on audio with my one-year-old daughter, Isabelle. We read a lot of picture books and I read a few chapter books to her when she was born, but now that she's crawling around it's a bit difficult for her to sit still for a picture books - let alone an entire chapter. So, we listened to this one instead. It took us many nights of bedtime (with about a chapter every few nights), but we finally finished it!
What a classic! I read this book at some point when I was younger - no idea when but it must have been sometime before 2000 when I started keeping track of the books that I read. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. Anne is such a unique and interesting character and I loved her tragic yet hopeful story. I forgot how much she grows and chances by the end of the book and rooted for her page after page. I don't remember if I ever read any of the other books in the series, but I hope to at some point in the future.