I'm more than half-way done with this month's Book Club book Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden and, so far, I'm liking it. Annie on My Mind follows Eliza Winthrop or Liza as people call her. One day, while visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she meets Annie Kenyon and instantly knows that there is something special about their connection. As the book progress, the two girls fall in love and realize just how amazing and confusing love can be.
What I like about this book thus far, is that it's no different than reading about a teenage boy and girl falling in love. The only difference is the sexes of the two main characters happen to both be female. Yes the book addresses homosexuality and the two girls researching books that discuss the topic, but the actual idea of love and the feelings of confusion and excitement are the same. I have the same hopeful feelings reading this book as I do with other teenage romance books.
When my club reviewed Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride, I remember feeling nostalgic of high school and the intense feelings that came with having a crush on a boy. It's the same with this book. Being a teenager in love is dramatic and these two characters are written with that same dramatic flare that I so remember in high school: the butterflies of wishing he would hold my hand and the tingling feeling when he finally did, the constant drumming of my heart when he would lean in closer because I knew what was coming next and the world disappearing as we kissed for it seemed like we were wrapped in a bubble of time.
Oh, yeah. I remember. These two girl made me remember and that is a testament to a good book.
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