I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
I like this book just as much as Anne of Green Gables. The ending was far happier than the previous. I nearly cried at the happenings from sheer joy! I also adored the wonderful imaginings of Paul Irving and Miss Lavendar shared with Anne.