Anna K: A Love Story

Anna K: A Love Story Review

Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way.

Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and Newfoundland 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 a 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.

As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is…until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all.

Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K.: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's timeless love story, Anna Karenina―but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.

Title:Anna K: A Love Story
Edition Language:English

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  • Berit???

    An Anna Karenina retelling with a Gossip Girl vibe! Glitz, glamour, drama, betrayal, opulence, infidelity, sex, drugs, and romance. Jenny Lee has done a stellar job of taking this Russian classic and ...

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    No one @ me because I didn't know the plot of Anna Karenina, which is what this YA retelling is based on, but wow, am I fucking emo. It's been months since I've had so much fun with a YA contemporary ...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    “Life brought tragedy with the same hand that it brought joy.” representation: half Korean characters (own voices – author is Korean American), black characters, Thai characters, Jewish chara...

  • Val ?? Shameless Non-Snowflake ??

    2 StarsBeing that this is a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, I feel like I should start with this disclaimer: I've never read Anna Karenina. It's been sitting unread on my shelves for years and my l...

  • Sara

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.Anna K is depicted as a modern retelling of Anna Karenina, but I think to describe it as such does both books a disservice. The classic in Russian literat...

  • Larry H

    3.5 stars. Anna K is a retelling of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina , set among rich, privileged teenagers of New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut society.Anna is the beautiful, smart daughter of a ...

  • alexandra

    likely closer to 4/5 but reading the author’s note really upped it up. and now i want to read Anna Karenina and am fucking emo ;——;...

  • Bethany

    I suspect this is going to be a very polarizing book... This modern YA retelling of Anna Karenina is what I would call The Goldfinch meets Gossip Girl, but with awareness of racism and privilege, not ...

  • Melanie

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  • Christy

    3 stars
I feel so conflicted right now. Do you ever finish a book and you genuinely can’t tell if you loved it or hated it? That’s how I feel after finishing Anna K. There was so much I loved ab...