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Anna K: A Love Story

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of sex, drugs, partying in update of Tolstoy classic.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Explicit Content - Gossip Girl-esque

If you have ever seen Gossip Girl, this book is very similar to that series. Anna K is about the elite Manhattan teenagers lives. Though, I couldn't say if this is an accurate portrayal, I can say this book involves a lot of drama, drug use, and sex. Please be aware of this before you buy/read this novel.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

There's betrayal, heartbreak, family drama, lots of partying and drinking, a sex tape, and a major tragedy in this uneven teen remake of the Tolstoy classic. Readers who loved Gossip Girl and never miss Keeping Up with the Kardashians are likely to be big fans of Anna K.

Book Details

  • Author: Jenny Lee
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Publication date: March 3, 2020
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 18
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: April 1, 2020

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