Anna K: A Love Story
A national indie bestseller! Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way...
At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and 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 an sexting scandal; Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven's best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie.
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About the Author
Named a must-read book of 2020 by Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, HelloGiggles, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, Bustle, BookPage, and more!
Marie Claire Book Club selection
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In development as a TV series with HBO Max
"Lee's version of Anna Karenina, tweaked and updated for today's teens, makes for addictive reading." --BookPage, starred review "A slow-burn epic tale of love in modern-day Manhattan high society." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fresh and wickedly smart take on a classic story. Anna is even more scandalously fun now, in the age of stilettos and social media, than she was in 19th century Russia. I couldn't put this one down!" --Katharine McGee, author of American Royals
"A little bit Crazy Rich Asians and a little bit Gossip Girl, Anna K is a smart, crafty, and utterly engrossing story about love, addiction, mental health, and what it truly means to be a teenager." --Isabella Ogbolumani, Page 1 Books, Evanston, IL
"Tolstoy meets Gossip Girl? Xoxo to that! A clever romp that is both delicious, scandalous, prep school drama and sly commentary on wealth, relationships, upper crust society and more, Anna K is loads of fun as Jenny Lee spins Anna Karenina (and that infamous train scene) into a contemporary drama that had me madly and delightedly turning pages." --Joy Preble, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX "Imagine Gossip Girl and Anna Karenina collided and in that split second, their collision formed a high-drama, superbly compelling story--that's what Anna K. is. Anna and company are mesmerizing and will keep your eyes glued to the pages until the very end." --Rachel Strolle, Glenside Public Library District, Glenside Heights, IL
"It's difficult to imagine a lofty tome like Anna Karenina turned into a teen drama extravaganza, but Lee manages it with aplomb, giving heart and heat to Anna K." --Sami Thomason, Square Books, Oxford, MS