Ann, Not Annie


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Ann, Not Annie

Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.

Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.

When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.

 

Reviews

Ann, Not Annie

I found the entire story very compelling…The narration for this is fantastic. Throughout the story the narrator tells you about everything that happens with Ann but never says who it is. I found this really intriguing. Plus, knowing that the narrator was speaking directly to the reader allows the narrator to add in a few things of their own feelings. Which at times, was hilarious.

Christina
Creating Serenity

Ann, Not Annie

The anonymous narrator immediately piques our curiosity… I love Ann’s doodles, which are scattered throughout the book and depict her (bad) moods… The author’s knowledge of mental health issues is apparent in her writing. This is a helpful book for teens dealing with an alcoholic parent or the death of a loved one, but it also addresses issues such as self-esteem, popularity, friendship, and rape culture… An enjoyable, satisfying read.

Lynda Dickson
Books Direct

Ann, Not Annie

It’s a moving new adult story with some strong messages…an emotive and captivating read.

Brigette
Mes Livres

Ann, Not Annie

A well-crafted and poignant account of a girl struggling to find herself and gain social acceptance as a teenager in the most difficult of circumstances. Through deft narration, the author develops both Ann’s complexity and simplicity in a way that instantly charmed me, and had me rooting for Ann to lift herself up and overcome her pain as she tries to navigate high school as a head of household…this is is certainly one I would want teenagers to read, for Ann’s vulnerability, self reflection, resilience and eventual strength are exquisitely portrayed in an understandable way as to be an inspiration for young readers.

Tom
Book Junkie

Ann, Not Annie

This book was beyond my expectations it was like a tornado that came from nowhere it sucked me inside its vortex and did not let go of me until the very end…

Lin
Lin's Perspectives

Ann, Not Annie

A coming of age story with snark.

Becky
Smokin' Hot Reads

Ann, Not Annie

The thing I love about the YA contemporary genre is it’s spunk. The stories that come from this set often embody a take no prisoner approach that tells you how it is not often found in other genres. Steadman’s new novel ‘Ann, Not Annie’ is the perfect model.

Emily
Reaching While Rooted

Ann, Not Annie

Friendship, family and grief are all strong themes and they blend together beautifully in this well crafted story…don’t let the romance tag fool you, this story is about a lot more than dating…I definitely would pick up a copy today.

Tina
Hopeless Bibliophile

Ann, Not Annie

Wow. This is one of those books that after you finish it, you just sit there for a full minute, thinking about what you’ve just read. This book exceeded my expectation completely… This book is an art piece…taught me more on life than what I can from my parents in a year…
Excellent…phenomenal… This book took me on a breathtaking journey, and I finished in a sitting… It deserve[s] every attention that it gets.
No way, absolutely no way I’m giving it anything less than five stars. Absolutely. Amazing.

Anne
The Reading Life