I first read this book in the eighth grade. Anne is surprisingly strong and mature for her age, impressively intelligent, and although there was a World War going on, her own particular world never abated. When David Unowsky opened Hungry Mind later called Ruminator bookstore in Saint Paul in , Minnesota was flyover land; East Coast publishers gave little thought to the Midwest and rarely sent their touring authors to bookstores in the middle of the country. Books with extensive interior artwork, not including photography. I was on 50mcg of synthroid for 7 years and in April went to the endocrinologist because of fatigue. Publishers based in the Midwest were invited to enter the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books published during the calendar year.