Arme Anna by Blaine Ray; adapted to German by Helen Small The easiest novel that exists in German for first-year students. Anna is a 16-year-old girl from a town in Virginia who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her. Her family doesn't have much money, but her best friends' families are rich. She's extremely jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Switzerland, she goes to a small city where she lives with a very nice family that has conflicts similar to the ones in her own family. Her view of her life changes radically. When she gets back home, she sees everything in a different light. Arme Anna is short and easy.