"I could relate to Anne probably more than any other female heroine before or since -- from her huge imagination, to her social awkwardness, to her frequently misspelled name ("'Anne' is spelled with an 'e!'" or in my case, 'That's "'Brooks,'" with an "'s!'") It's always empowering to find a protagonist you can relate to."
—Brooks Cobb Fontaine, Facebook
"It changed my outlook on being a smart, weird, redhead. I too, have red hair, and I was raised by my dad who is an English teacher, poet, and hippy. Needless to say this made me a weird kid. When I was introduced to Anne, I felt like I was reading about myself. I related to her social awkwardness, and of course being teased for having red hair. It really helped me love who I am, and not be ashamed for being different."
—Stephanee Wahlsteen-Turschmann, Facebook