It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary by Beatrice SparksIt Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary by Beatrice Sparks

It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary

byBeatrice Sparks

Paperback | December 28, 2004

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The editor of the classic GO ASK ALICE has compiled the poignant journals of a 14-year-old date-rape victim who contracted AIDS and died.
Beatrice Sparks is a family and adolescent therapist who edited the diary that formed the basis forGo Ask Alice,and has since edited many diaries on topics such as gangs, AIDS, and teen pregnancy in the 1988 Annie's Baby. She lives in Provo, UT.
Title:It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her DiaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.64 inPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380773155

ISBN - 13:9780380773152

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Happened To Nancy Very sad!! It was an amazing book, i cant believe a young girl had to go thro that!! It really teaches young women to trust who they are with and that sex isnt everything!!! I never knew how it felt to go thro aids or HIV but now i do, and its scary!!!
Date published: 2008-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This book couldnt be put down. I finished it in a matter of hours. I sat and did not get up until it was done. A MUST READ.
Date published: 2007-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Happened To Nancy Rocks!!! This is the 2nd best book I have ever read, second only to Go Ask Alice, also edited by Beatrice Sparks (another absolute must read). It Happened To Nancy is one of the only books that I have ever read that I have actually enjoyed!!! I am not a big reader but I did finish this book in a week. Let me tell you is you are, ever have been, or ever will be a teenager you NEED to read this book. There's just no two ways about it!!! It was a great book and when I got to the end I honestly did NOT want it to end. I wanted it to continue on forever. It was sooo good that I would stay up literally to 2 or 3 in to morning reading it. It's guaranteed that you'll love it too!
Date published: 2004-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from superior this book was one of the best books i've ever read in my life.its so heart fillled and compassionate. you heart jumps out and reachs out to the girl. wishing that this crazy thing would stop.but it wont maybe with the help of books like this kids will know whats out there.
Date published: 2004-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching This really touched me and taught me. Nancy was the average teenager and that is what scared me.I suggest this book tio anyone and everyone especially tenns thining about having sex. This is a book i could not put down. It was the second book I have read of hers and I know that she has helped alot of people.
Date published: 2001-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good if your searching for a good book the search is over.This is a great book that you just can't put down and for a price like that you can't go wrong.The author has written many adorable,good books but this I admire the most!It's also a true story!.
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It's hard for a book to catch my attention and this one caught it right when I started to read. I also found it educational because it teaches you just how easy it is to catch diseases and that it had information on HIV at the back of the book.
Date published: 2000-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teen It Happened To Nancy is the best book that I've ever read, and it is a must read for all teens, especially girls. Beatrice Sparks has wriiten alot of great books but none as good as this one!
Date published: 1999-09-27

From Our Editors

This is an actual story about a terrible loss of life. Nancy contracted HIV after being date-raped. She subsequently died from AIDS. It Happened to Nancy is her journal, full of the hope and heartbreak of a 14-year-old girl. Her life had only just begun. This overwhelming document of the potential darkness of our age took shape under Beatrice Sparks, of Go Ask Alice and Annie’s Baby fame.

Editorial Reviews

“I Love Nancy, I love her still, and hope you will not only love Nancy but appreciate her decision to make her most private thoughts and experiences public, in the hope of helping you better understand AIDS.” (Doctor B)