For Anne, the 'waiting' for something fun is just as good as the something itself. The writing is very descriptive. I remember wishing I was Anne Shirley when I was a child and I'm sure I had a crush on Gilbert Blythe. It such a beautiful story of childhood, or at least the part of Anne's childhood we see.
It shows how a person, if they have the right disposition, can remain positive no matter what happens to them. Its worth reading this, if only to relive fun childhood memories of Anne of Green Gables and of the imaginary games you used to play as a child.