This is an easy read, as far as classics go. I enjoy going back to it every so often and rereading it. It is sort of a "comfort read" for me. It isn't too long, none of the descriptions are long-winded. Overall, the book is short and sweet. You absolutely fall in love with the main character, a sweet and fun little girl named Heidi. Also, for everyone who is like me in the belief that all books should have a happy ending, you won't be disappointed.