Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind

Book - 2007
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Liza tries to put aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at Foster Academy, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of others.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus, Giroux,, 2007.
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780374400118
0374400113
Branch Call Number: Y FIC GARD
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 22 cm

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Ana_Becerra
Jul 07, 2019

It reminded me of the very beginning. The original Juliantina.

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fragola
Jun 16, 2019

lesbian

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 18, 2019

Nancy Garden’s book Annie on My Mind about a teenage lesbian relationship was groundbreaking when it was published in the 90’s and still remains a classic LGBTQ+ novel today. Many books centred around relationships (especially books marketed towards teens) tend to feel rushed as the author tries to build passion and romance too fast, but not this one. Liza and Annie’s relationship is strong and fierce and true, and their journey from friendship to romantic love will break you apart before putting you back together again. Liza is supposed to be the perfect student and the perfect daughter, and her life is torn apart when her love for Annie is exposed against her will. Liza felt so incredibly real to me, all of her emotions and actions feeling incredibly natural and authentic. This book is slow and deep and sad, but ultimately it carries a message of hope and love and empowerment. @amiwrite of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Beaverton_MaryW Sep 26, 2018

At the time this book was written, it was still hard for many gay and lesbian people to be out. This book put a very real and human picture on what many of us had to go through in our young lives. I love that it was one of the few at that time that had a positive message about gay/lesbian love.

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emilyc2017
Jul 18, 2017

If you want to know what true love feels like. Read this book. It was amazing!

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b_xy_p
Jul 09, 2015

Enlightening on homophobia and the struggles of being a lesbian in a judgmental and myopic society. The plot was average, though, in my opinion.

JCLBeckyC Jul 05, 2014

A sweet love story about two seventeen -year-old high school girls. In 1993 the book was not just banned from the Olathe School District, but some members of the community burned it. Author Nancy Garden recently passed away. Here's a nice tribute to her work: http://www.slj.com/2014/06/obituary/annie-on-my-mind-author-nancy-garden-dies-at-age-76/

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sapphicatthedisco
Feb 13, 2014

BEST BOOK EVER

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alyssaj91
Dec 23, 2013

I really enjoyed this book and I completely agree with happyvegan's comment somewhat. But in my experience, all relationships can have their complicated times no matter what. But this story, despite the complicated parts, made a great story about perseverance and growing up. I would recommend it to any teen that wants a coming of age type of story

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Squirt_tastic
Oct 12, 2013

This was the first book I read after coming out to my friends; it was suggested by one. It's an absolutely lovely read and one that I recommend to anyone looking for lesbian fiction.

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Sonjahv Jul 12, 2014

"Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can't understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins? I think it was Sunday when that feeling began."

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sapphicatthedisco
Feb 13, 2014

"Annie... I think I love you."

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sapphicatthedisco
Feb 13, 2014

"Annie... I think I love you."

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Mahra_Jabokwoam
Feb 12, 2011

" I love you Annie." is the best four words said in the book.

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Dec 22, 2010

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 31, 2014

Sexual Content: It is mentioned vaguely that two charecters do it,

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