Annie on My Mind | Nancy Garden

A smart New York teenager discovers her sexuality—and inadvertently becomes the center of a controversy at school—in this romantic lesbian love story.

Awards & Honors

• YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000


“En garde! Stand and fight or I’ll run you through!” Annie threatens, brandishing a sword.

“You will not live to tell the tale of this day’s battle!” retorts Liza.

Is it the middle ages? Is it a play? It’s the first meeting of high school seniors Annie and Liza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Liza is an aspiring architect and student council president at her private school in Brooklyn, while Annie is a talented singer who lives in Manhattan with her father and grandmother. Together they explore their imaginations and discover the magic of New York. When their friendship becomes something more, it’s scary and exciting. But neither girl is prepared for what happens next in Annie on My Mind.

Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982.


April 29, 2009. Tags: , , . Classics, GLBT.

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