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Annie On My Mind
Farrar Straus & Giroux, $3.95. 1982
Paula Rohrlick (KLIATT Review, November 1992 (Vol. 26, No. 7)) Aeriel Fiction is a new line of reissued YA novels. Most of the books in this premier list are ALA Best Books for YAs and have won other awards as well, and so they should be familiar to most librarians, but these reissues will be welcomed for their attractive, colorful photo-art covers and affordable price. Bruce Clement's novel Tom loves Anna loves Tom concerns two 16-year-olds who compress their intense relationship into two weeks. The suspenseful and deeply felt The Goats by Brock Cole tells of two young teens who are the targets of a cruel joke at camp and decide to run away. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden concerns Liza, a high school senior, and what happens when she falls in love with another girl. Marjorie Kellogg's disturbing and powerful story Like the Lion's Tooth tells of 11-year-old Ben and other victims of parental cruelty who come together at a school for "problem children." A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paten Walsh, set in 1665, is related by a young girl who tells the true story of the plague's impact on an English village. In Julie's Daughter by Colby Rodowsky,17-year-old Slug is reunited with the mother who abandoned her when she was three weeks old. All the titles are well worth owning in these new editions and well worth recommending to YAs. KLIATT Codes: JS*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1982, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $3.95. Ages 12 to 18.