Annabelle's life is collapsing around her – her parents are separated, she has relationship issues, and she feels as if she is losing control of everything. When an author visits her writing class and outlines her upcoming novel, Annabelle is the main character! Annabelle discovers that the author is actually writing Annabelle’s life and Annabelle must rush to gain control of her own life. This coming-of-age novel for grades 9-12 explores family/friend/romantic relationships, the challenge of divorce, self-discovery, life choices, and control over one’s life. Useful for a read-aloud, independent reading, and literature circles. Social considerations noted. Log in to read the full ERAC review.