Ana of California

Ana of California

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"A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran's captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It's a group home next-unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can't tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York City : Penguin Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780143126492
0143126490
Branch Call Number: Fiction Teran
Characteristics: x, 353 pages ; 21 cm

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CovingtonAdultLibs Aug 04, 2015

This modern take on 'Anne of Green Gables' is an excellent summer read. After being kicked out of yet another foster home, motor-mouthed and stalwart Ana Cortez is offered one last chance to make good by working/living on a remote farm in California. Good for teens who are new to the classic story and parents who remember reading and loving the original material.

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