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Annie on my mind
Nancy Garden.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992, c1982.
233 p. ; 18 cm.

Annotations:

Reprint. Originally published: 1982.
Liza begins to doubt her feelings for Annie after someone finds out about their relationship, and realizes, after starting college, that her denial of love for Annie was a mistake.
Liza begins to doubt her feelings for Annie after someone finds out about their relationship, and realizes, after starting college, that her denial of love for Annie was a mistake

Best Books:

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Twelfth Edition, 1995 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States
Senior High School Library Catalog, Fifteenth Edition, 1997 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Reading Measurement Programs:


Accelerated Reader" "
Interest Level Upper Grade" "
Book Level 6" "
Accelerated Reader Points 10" "" "

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 1000

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Title Point Value 15
Lexile Measure 1000

Reviews:

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.

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Garden's exceptionally well-rendered tale concerns two teenage girls who fall in love with each other. Ages 14-up. (Sept.)

Series:

Aerial fiction

Subjects:

Lesbians--Fiction.
Gay women--Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.G165 An 1992
bl 99730222 [Fic]
FIC
0374404143 (pbk.)
978-0-374-40414-7
0374404143
9780374404147
9780374404147
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