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Without Annette

Without Annette

by Jane B. Mason

Josie Little has been looking forward to moving halfway across the country to attend Brookwood Academy, a prestigious boarding school, with her girlfriend, Annette, for ages. But underneath Brookwood's picture-perfect image lies a crippling sense of elitism that begins to tear the girls apart from the moment they arrive.

While Josie struggles to navigate her new life, Annette seems to fit in perfectly. Yet that acceptance comes with more than a few strings. And consequently, Annette insists on keeping their relationship a secret. At first, Josie agrees. But as Annette pushes her further and further away, Josie grows closer to Penn, a boy whose friendship and romantic feelings for her tangle her already-unraveling relationship.

When Annette's need for approval sets her on a devastating course for self-destruction, Josie isn't sure she can save her this time — or if Annette even wants her to try.

11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 7
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Young Adult

About the Author

Jane B. Mason Jane B. Mason is the author of Without Annette, her young adult debut. She lives in Oakland, California, where she spends her time adjusting to her teenage children, open-water swimming, and writing.

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