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  • Published: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux pbk. ed.
  • Description: 263 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1000

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0374400113
  • 9780374400118


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Annie on my mind

by Garden, Nancy.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction / Garden, Nancy

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

Additional Details

Includes an interview with the author conducted by Kathleen T. Horning.

Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982.

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.

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Outdated but good

This book feels very outdated in 2015, which is great news. I think teens reading it now wouldn't get all that much out of it, but it's a pretty good read for a historical perspective of the progress of gay rights and attitudes.

A teen romance

"Annie on my mind" is one of the first teen lesbian romance novels and it is not a terribly sad book. Liza and Annie fall in love, but as they live in the early 1980s, homophobia abounds. Anyone who thinks homophobia isn't such a bad thing should read this book, as it shows how lesbians can lose their jobs and worse because of others' bigotry.
The book also makes lots of references to 1970s lesbian culture, which might seem goofy to modern readers.
I can't promise a perfect, happy ending, but the book does not end in tragedy, which is about the most one can expect from a lesbian novel of that era.

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