Annie on My Mind
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Annie on My Mind


This groundbreaking book is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. This book is so truthful and honest, it has been banned from many school libraries and even publicly burned in Kansas City.
Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, “Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves.”

Title:Annie on My Mind
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:234 pages

    Annie on My Mind Reviews

  • Sarah Verminski
    Dec 04, 2013

    Annie On My Mind will always have a special place in my heart, it was the first lesbian themed book I ever read. You may not understand the enormity of this, but just try to understand being 14 and ev...

  • Elyse
    Aug 11, 2016

    Update: For those who are looking for 'wonderful' audiobooks --a 'great story' which will hold your interest from start to finish ---THIS IS IT!!! Its still one of my favorite audiobooks...ECHO is 'ex...

  • Skyler
    May 21, 2009

    I'm not sure I'm qualified to write much of a review on this book, as I was never an adolescent lesbian. But I will say that it was incredibly easy to relate to--even for an adolescent hetero male--an...

  • Thomas
    Aug 14, 2014

    It was like a war inside me; I couldn't even recognize all the sides. There was one that said, "No, this is wrong; you know it's wrong and bad and sinful," and there was another that said, "Nothing ha...

  • Sara
    May 28, 2007

    i didn't read this book until i was in my mid-twenties, though it is a book written for a teen audience. it was published in 1982, but i never even heard about it until i was in a queer women's book c...

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    Nov 10, 2012

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.comNancy Garden's ANNIE ON MY MIND, originally published in 1982, was recently re-released. (It includes an interview with the author hers...

  • Rose
    Sep 26, 2012

    Initial thoughts: I'm still trying to form thoughts on my reactions to "Annie on My Mind", but the one thing I can say was that this was a wonderful novel and I'm wondering why it took me so long to r...

  • Lisa
    Sep 06, 2011

    First impression: UGH. I'd heard about the use of archaic words, but man a-live. Thankfully that went away after a while.More importantly, Annie bothered me. A lot. Who breaks into spontaneous Shakesp...

  • Ant
    Aug 15, 2010

    I know this is a predictable and outdated novel. I've read negative reviews and complaints about it before (some from aspiring LGBTQ writers, and I respect their opinions.) Yes, I am aware of its flaw...

  • Julia
    Mar 16, 2016

    "What struck me most, though, was that, in that whole long article, the word 'love' wasn't used even once. That made me mad; it was as if whoever wrote the article didn't know that gay people actually...