From the author of "Go Ask Alice" and "It Happened to Nancy" comes this gripping narrative about a pregnant teenager who chronicles her experience in her diary. Fourteen-years-old and pregnant, Annie confides all her doubts and fears in her diary, revealing her deepest feeling from the time she learns she is pregnant until the time she must face ...
From the author of "Go Ask Alice" and "It Happened to Nancy" comes this gripping narrative about a pregnant teenager who chronicles her experience in her diary. Fourteen-years-old and pregnant, Annie confides all her doubts and fears in her diary, revealing her deepest feeling from the time she learns she is pregnant until the time she must face the agonizing decision of whether to keep her baby or give the newborn up for adoption.
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This book is a very good guide to other teen girls. I love this book! It will draw you in! its nice to see a true story of a teenage mom and her struggles! Please buy this book and read it you wont be dissapointed.
Apr 11, 2008
Not that great
I guess I was expecting something totally different because I was really disappointed by this book. I know that it was supposed to be a "real life diary" and everything, but frankly, I thought it was poorly written, way too overdramatic, even for a "fourteen year old," and just plain uninteresting. I guess it just wasn't my style of book.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-06-22 Sparks (It Happened to Nancy) shares another slice of a troubled teen's life, this time focusing readers' attention on the topic of teen sex and pregnancy. The first, most excruciating entries in 14-year-old Annie's diary trace her victimization and impregnation by a manipulative and sadistic boyfriend. Completely obsessed with 16-year-old Danny ("He called me an `Earth Angel.' And I think I'm going to commit myself completely to being just that for him, no matter what!"), Annie is less prepared than readers for the devastating fall she takes the day her home pregnancy test comes out pink. The remaining, more solution-oriented segments of the book convey Annie's arduous climb from rock-bottom ("I CANNOT BEAR TO FACE IT! I WILL NOT!") to a state in which she can confront her mistakes and plan for herself and her child. With the support of her exceptionally tolerant mother, patient teachers and a nonjudgmental therapist (supposedly Sparks), Annie changes from a self-deprecating romantic ("Could plain me possibly be good enough for awesome him?") to a more level-headed realist, who learns, painfully, to put her baby's needs before her own. The book carries a strong anti-abortion sentiment and has an aura of soap opera as well. However, it provides a plethora of objective and valuable information about sex, pregnancy and birth control, and even includes a "What Is Love?" quiz to help girls assess their relationships. An appendix lists relevant statistics, crisis and information hotline numbers, and other useful resources. Tackling issues young adolescents are often reluctant to discuss with adults, this volume will likely find a place on the reference shelf. Ages 12-up. (July)
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