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Annan Water

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Michael first sees Annie one morning on the banks of Annan Water, when he is out exercising two horses from his parents' stables. That first impression of her never leaves him. She triggers in him a desire to get to know and understand her and in doing so, to understand himself. Complicated by the fact that he is haunted by the tune and words of a song about the Annan Wate ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2005 by Red Fox (first published 2004)
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Deirdre
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting modernised take on a traditional folksong. Two teens deal with their issues by throwing themselves into the world of horses and horse jumping. Michael is trying to deal with the loss of his sister and home while his friend Annie has serious home issues.

I found it largely unsatisfying, the two teens never really came to life for me and the story felt forced into the song rather than flowing from it. Not a bad read but didn't leave me happy with the story and to be brutally honest the
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Rae
Aug 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
An interesting, light read with a sad ending.
Lee
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not that impressed really. I felt the story was just starting to get really good when it finished. A bit Meh! to be honest.
Anna Snyder
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Simple but poignant story, and I appreciate how it pulled back from the gloom at the last possible moment. I've been reading too many gloomy books of late.
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Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read this book over a year ago. I have read about 100 since, and yet, I still think of Annan Water daily.
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