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Annie On My Mind | [Nancy Garden]

Annie On My Mind

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, 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.
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Publisher's Summary

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, 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.

©2007 Nancy Garden; (P)2008 Listening Library

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    Ornella Davis 11-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm simply me

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    "Exceptional"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Annie On My Mind to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version but absolutely loved the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Annie-She had this confidence in the love she felt for Liza, she knew they were meant for each other, while at times it seems Liza had doubts, Annie never did.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Annie, the voice she used for Annie was so soothing, so calm so relaxed, so mature for 17, so real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How love can conquer all, no-matter the obstacles we face to over-come them, especially in this world that we live in. Always having to fight to be free to be who we are.


    Any additional comments?

    The Greek methodology that was used did alot for me, it helped me to understand to certain extent how powerful ones thoughts are, especially when we search our souls and allow ourselves to believe. Annie on my mind opened my eyes to a lot of things, and has helped me to grow stronger as a lesbian.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Glen Gaines Flagstaff, AZ USA 09-11-10
    Glen Gaines Flagstaff, AZ USA 09-11-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent"

    I love this book. It starts as a beautiful love story about two girls falling in love. The second half of this love story explodes.

    In today's society gays &lesbians hardly raise an eyebrow. But 25 years ago, when this story take place, homophobia was alive & powerful. This story touch my heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elise 07-20-12
    Elise 07-20-12

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    "A Gentle, Beautiful Love Story"

    I loved the gentle, honest story of Annie and Liza. I was captivated from the moment I started listening. It gives me hope. Although it is categorized as a "teen" novel, I am approaching 40 years of age, and just coming in to who I am, and this story, although fiction, has brought me such beautiful clarity! Rebecca Lowman's reading of this beautiful, timeless tale is perfect. Her sincerity is obvious, and the characters take on a life of their own. After Rebecca's reading, the author, Nancy Garden, speaks to the reader. It's fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 05-24-11
    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2007
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    "What a relief that we're making progress"

    It was nice listening to the interview with the author at the end and realizing that we really have made progress with at least awareness, although the awkward teen years never change and I'm sure are made even more so with a GLBTQ epiphany. I'm not gay myself, but I grew up in a pretty progressive household (I did not appreciate this at the time, but only later realized that not everyone's mother's dear friend lived with her partner, not everyone has the opportunity to experience drag clubs as a teenager, and that Madison, Wisconsin is a special place). Sensitive and very well done as a coming of age novel for anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Rich Creek, VA, United States 11-26-10
    Tony Rich Creek, VA, United States 11-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Beautifully written engaging love story"

    I loved this book. The writing is lovely and descriptive, and the development of the romance and the characters feels very true-to-life. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yoon-Jung Seoul, Korea (South) 05-10-10
    Yoon-Jung Seoul, Korea (South) 05-10-10
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    "Truly normal so, wonderful love story like others."

    I really thank the author,Nancy Garden who wanted to share the true meaning of love between two same genders. This book encouraged me to open my mind wider. Her interview was also impressive.
    Thanks.
    I hope you will also enjoy too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 07-23-14
    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 07-23-14 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Every teenager should read this"

    This is a wonderful book that every teenager should read. It is a great story of Love, finding who you are and all the struggles of being a teenager.

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    Erica 06-18-14
    Erica 06-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Annie On My Mind again? Why?

    Yes. It's just such a compelling, heartfelt story. Probably one I will make a yearly "read."


    Any additional comments?

    Other than a vaguely familiar sounding title, I didn't know anything about "Annie on my Mind." I bought it on a whim in an Audible sale purchase sweep. I finished the audiobook in under 3 days. Annie and Liza read like people I knew. I was invested in their story. Highly recommend this audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 02-05-14
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    Would you listen to Annie On My Mind again? Why?

    This story really took me back to when I was 17 and unsure of myself. I appreciated how honest the author made the characters feelings. It was refreshing to see a not over-the-top representation of teenage love. To the girls, there was no sense of politics, or huge statements, they just loved each other. This is a must read if you are looking for a "feel good" romance story. It's a bonus to me that they are two women.


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    peglegnmh 08-09-13
    peglegnmh 08-09-13
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    "Must Read!"

    Such a beautiful coming out story. I wish I read this much sooner, but it does bring back a lot of memories.

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