Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager

Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager

by Beatrice Sparks
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Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager by Beatrice Sparks

When Annie discovers she's pregnant by her boyfriend, she's devastated. She has never felt so alone. With no one she can talk to, she pours her heart out to her diary, confiding her feelings of panic, self-doubt, and the desperate hope that some day she can turn her life around. She decides she wants to keep her baby and dreams of loving and caring for this little person. But after the baby is born, it's in her diary that she faces the agonizing question: Can she really raise this child on her own?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380791415
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Avon Camelot Books Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 207,514
Product dimensions: 6.72(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Beatrice Sparks is a family and adolescent therapist who edited the diary that formed the basis for Go 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.

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Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 216 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pouring her heart out into her one and only escape, her diary, Annie, an average fourteen-year-old, depicts her adolescent experiences and traumas. In the beginning, all Annie wants to do is fit in. She receives decent grades, plays on the soccer team, and has a well established relationship with her mother. However, this all changes as soon as she meets Danny, the new boy. He gave her the attention any girl her age dreamt of. He was older, more experienced, and he drove a red sports car. At an immature age, Annie believes that she is in love with Danny and falls head over heels for him. Her mother doesn't approve of Annie dating so she sneaks around and secretly dates Danny. Soon there after, he pressures her into premarital sex. Their relationship becomes very volatile due to the fact that Danny becomes physically and verbally abusive. Because Annie believes they love each other so much, she allows his behavior. She discovers she is pregnant and her life becomes hectic. She must deal with confessing to her mother and the rejection she receives from both Danny and her classmates. Along with the maternity, Annie is still required to manage high school. The debate between abortion and adoption become prominent in her life and she becomes responsible to decide her child's fate. The major themes of this book include premarital sex, pregnancy, abortion, and domestic violence. The message portrayed shows readers how to deal with certain issues typical to the common teen. These issues Annie runs into are finding her true self, responsibility, honesty, and love. Annie's Baby was a quick read and the passion and illustration of Annie's emotions are so easily felt and I felt like could connect to her. Annie seemed to have a sarcastic tone and some of the vocabulary she used was comical. The straightforward way she expressed herself was alleviating to the situational stress she was put under. Though Annie's story is very compelling, the way she dealt with many of the circumstances were reckless and she acted extremely juvenile at times. All girls, ages 10 and beyond should read this book because it definitely teaches a good lesson and shows the consequences of having premarital sex and abusive relationships. In addition, it portrays and changes the "It's never going to happen to me" view many teens have. Another recommended reading is Go Ask Alice, another diary also edited by Beatrice Sparks. It is quite similar to Annie's Baby because it is voiced by a trouble young girl however; it deals with the many pressures of drugs instead of teen pregnancy.
HerrerC More than 1 year ago
this book made me feel mad, sad, hurt, and sorry.
Alexis Chaney More than 1 year ago
i found this story incredibly comforting to me, and very close 2 my own story... teen pregnancy is a tough and it can be the lonelist time in a girls life. its also very eye-opening to the life of a teen mom.
Xena Badillo More than 1 year ago
it kind of reminds me of go ask lice in some ways
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book i haveever seen
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows the life of a teenager being pregnant. It is very recommended because it tells an amazing story and is very open to us. It is formatted like a diary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 12 and want to know. Pleas respond.
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I wish i had money would totlay bu it
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harpyrec More than 1 year ago
Sparks has made up all of her so called diaries,or forged them,so avoid,as many if not all have incorrect and demented information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this story as a teenager and it put alot of my realationship and life into perspective. This book is great for teen girls to read even though it gets a little graphic at times it really shows how teen pregnancy changes your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day i loved it. I felt like her like i was going throught everything she went through. Good book.
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I honestly feel that buying this book was a bad thing to do . Its Boring if you ask me , its such a draggggg . It doesnt get to the point , i wish i would have never brought it
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