Saturday, May 5, 2012

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My mind
by Garden, Nancy

Published more than 25 years ago, Nancy Garden's moving and poignant love story still rings true today. Liza and Annie, both 17 and attending different high schools, meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and fall in love. The teens face uncertain feelings and questions about their emotional and physical relationship. Told in the third person (by Rebecca Lowman) and through letters Liza is trying to write to Annie after they both are at college, Lowman does a fine job portraying the girls' emotions as well as the stark reactions that the other characters have toward them when their relationship is discovered. With quietly distinct voices and subtle pacing that matches perfectly the unfolding of the young romance.

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