Annie's a shy fifth grader with an incredible memory and a love of making lists. It helps her keep track of things when they can seem a little out of control, like her family, her friends, and her life in a new place.
Annie has: 1. An incredible memory (really, it's almost photographic) that can get her in trouble; 2. A desire to overcome her shyness; 3. A brother who is mad at her because he thinks she is the reason they had to move to Clover Gap, population 8,432; 4. A best friend who she is (almost) certain will always be her best friend; 5. New classmates, some of whom are nicer than others; 6. A rocky start finding her place in her new home.
Annie's Life in Lists introduces a sweet new voice that finds that even amid the chaos of everyday life, it's important to put things in order.
"Over the course of the novel, Annie uncovers the real reason her family moved, struggles to find her place in a new group of friends, and earns herself a bit of celebrity during the town's annual Clover Fest. Mahoney's novel is literally written in lists, all of which have their own titles, some with a sentence or a few paragraphs of explanation after. Annie's humor, empathy, and frankness shine through in her engaging narrative... readers will find themselves cheering for Annie, her friends, and her family." — Liz Anderson, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||May 29, 2018|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|