Pauvre Anne by Blaine Ray; adapted to French by Janet Gee The easiest novel that exists in French for first-year students. Anne is a 16-year-old girl from a town in New York state who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her. Her family doesn't have much money, but her best friends' families are rich. She's extremely jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Belgium, she goes to a small city where she lives with a very nice family that is poorer than her own family. Her view of her life changes radically. When she gets back home, she sees everything in a different light. Pauvre Anne is short and easy.