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Anna K by Jenny Lee
Contemporary fiction

Anna K

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by Jenny Lee

Quick take

A darker, dirtier version of Gossip Girl, where filthy-rich Manhattan kids are up to more than you would think.

Good to know

  • Teens

  • Salacious

  • Based on a classic

  • Drug & alcohol use


  • This book is about highly-flawed and snotty teens!
  • This portrayal of mega-rich elites may require some suspension of disbelief :)

Why I love it

Blur the line between the supposed “high” culture of the elite and the “low” culture of the masses and I’m yours. So, when I learned that Anna K tackled the question, "what would Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina look like as a contemporary young adult novel?" I knew I had to find out. The result is a modern, refreshingly diverse story that’s as heartfelt and thought-provoking as it is high-drama fun. T...

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Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and Newfoundland dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather...

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    February 2020