I read Anne of Green Gables in high school and LOVED it. I keep planning to reread the series but have never gotten around to it with all the new and exciting books getting in the way.
I liked the movie too. When I was a teenager Richard Farnsworth (Matthew) was the grand marshal of our parade. Afterward we went to the rodeo and he was sitting in the stands! I went up to him and asked for his autograph and told him I loved Anne of Green Gables. I think he said, "That was a good one." He was super nice.
P.S. Ode to Anne of Green Gables is by elloh.