Anne of Green Gables: Anne + Matthew + Puffed Sleeves oh Matthew I love him so much. I cry my eyes out every time I watch the movie when he dies. "We only have each other now." Saddest line of the whole movie.
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery (and its follow on volumes) is a great book about growing up. It presents girls (and young women) in a positive, affirming, independent light, and is a worthy classic.