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

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  1,990 ratings  ·  204 reviews
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. ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published July 1st 1998)
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Lacey Louwagie
May 06, 2007 Lacey Louwagie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
I always find published diaries a little hard to swallow, because I think it's rare that real diaries have the sort of story arc that these stories often adhere to. About ten pages into this book, something about it felt very "off" -- the diary entries didn't sound like diary entries, and the teen author didn't sound like a teen. The narrator's infatuation with a new boy in her class--and her incredibly low opinion of herself--was so over-the-top that you just knew this was going to be some sort ...more
Olivia
As a teenage mother, I can say that this book is as far from realistic as it could be. I have never in my life met a mother who would have thoughts about their child the way Annie felt for hers. I was fifteen years old when I got pregnant and yes it was undoubtedly hard, it still is, but I have never ever wished my daughter were never born. I have questioned whether someone else would be better for her than me, but I think that is normal for all new mothers in general. This book is degrading to ...more
Sarah
I really didn't enjoy this book. It seemed a lot like the author was out of touch with what teenagers actually think/sound like. I myself was recently a fourteen year old girl, and I have to say, never did I use terms such as "kadoodle", "dizzy-fizzy", and "billion-zillion-kat-tillion". It's almost offensive how ignorant and gullible the main character is, almost like a hyperbole of what teenagers act like when they think they are in "love". The author tried to use a voice that would resonate wi ...more
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
When I got this as a blind item for a quarter at my local library, I thought, well this sounds like it could be a good snark read, and I might be surprised.

The more time it sat on my book shelf the less I wanted to put myself through that. I'm just being honest. So I'm re-donating it to the library. I hope the next person enjoys this OR/AND snarks it (for me). :)

I'm not saying it was a bad book, I just have low-expectations for it. Who knows I may regret re-donating it. >:D

Ashley
Apr 12, 2008 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love to read about life stories.
I really liked this book because i liked the book go ask alice. They are simaler in a way. I can't imagine being in the situation that the girl in the bpook is in. I like to read dairy books because ever since i read The Diary Of Anne Frank I've been intrested in theese kind of books particularly because no matter who they are I like to find out what it would be like to even have to imagine how it would be like.
Jessica
The book that I read was Annie’s Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager edited by Beatrice Sparks. Beatrice Sparks is known for the understanding of young people. The main character Annie then falls head over her heels for this new popular and rich, 16- year old, Danny. Even though Annie is only 14-years old and he is older than she is, she begins to think about this kid all the time. Once Annie and Danny started dating, she thought he was the perfect man because he cared for her, mad ...more
Smiley08
Mar 16, 2008 Smiley08 rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Smiley08 by: Evelin
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager is a book written by Beatrice Sparks. This is a very sad and hard to understand type of book. It is about this regular girl in school with friends and everything was just normal. One day some really cute guy started talkin to her because of some excuse that he was new and was looking for some friends to be with and just chill.
He was really nice and sweet to her. All of the sudden it all changed between them two. He was pressuring her to
...more
Nancy
Feb 06, 2008 Nancy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenagers
This book was a very sad and a very realistic book. Again, this girl is a girl who is a real person and goes through a lot in her lifetime. This book is about a 14 year old girl. She had a lot of friends, she was pretty, and she was really intelligent. This cute boy approaches her and tells her that he was new and that he wanted to look for someone to hangout with. Therefore, she insisted and they became closer and closer and closer. Sooner or later she goes out with him. They had a pretty stro ...more
Lindsey
I have had this book for some time and did not want to read it because I knew it was going to be sad. And it was.

Annie is young, 14 years old. She cannot drink, she cannot vote, she cannot drive, she cannot own a house, and she cannot smoke. One thing she can do have sex. Thus allowing her the chance to have a baby. When she tells the boyfriend (who is older) everything changes. He does not want anything to do with her or the baby. NO matter what! The whole time Annie writes everything down in a
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Sophia
Mar 24, 2008 Sophia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenages
Recommended to Sophia by: Teacher
Annie’s Baby Barnes & Nobles Classics, 1998 256pp., $5.99

Anonymous ISBN 13: 978-0-380-79141-5


The first time I pick up this book, I thought it was just a regular teenager book but as I read more and more and the conflict started to build, and I couldn’t wait to turn to the next page. Trust me, the first couple of pages may sound boring but as you read more and more, you will be hook up. After you read this book, you can see how the protagonist suffered and the depression she went through. How
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Flakita94
Annie's Baby, edited by Beatrice Sparks, is a very sad, annoying, and realistic book. This book is basted on a fourteen year old girl. She has a normal and ordinary life. Her friends are the best and she is pretty intelligent. One day after soccer practice a very cute boy approached her. He told her that he was new and was looking for a friend to hang out with. They were normal friends and talked once in a while. They started seeing each other more often and got really close. At the end they st ...more
Shayla
I read this book because it relates to a school project I'm currently working on, and also because I thought that I would give Ms. Sparks yet another chance to redeem herself. Nope. I've read three of her so-called "edited" books and my respect for her as a writer decreases more and more with every page. In this particular "diary", the main character annoyed me even more than Nancy in "It Happened to Nancy", a feat that I once deemed impossible. Than again, those two books are basically the same ...more
Sheridan
Overall, this book is an extremely easy read. (I was able to finish the book in less than a full day! :D) This book really helped me to get out of my reading slump. I actually really enjoyed the premise and the plot of the story. I was so excited when I saw a book on this topic - this is an interesting story line that does not often get followed in today's literature - and I was VERY happy to see what the "set up" of the book is like.

The book is set up in the forms of diary entries that Annie a
...more
Jasmine Denise
Jasmine loaiza
The book I read was Annie’s Baby. The reason I chose this book was because I was looking through my sister’s bookshelf and the book did not have an author’s name. It said it was written by an anonymous, and pregnant teenager. In my opinion, that sounds like a very interesting book. There was things I liked about it, but also things I didn’t like. Overall, I thought it was a very good book.
Something I liked about the book was that I could not put it down once I started reading it
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Josephine
Jan 14, 2008 Josephine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers
Shelves: 9thgrade-books
A teenage girl named Annie falls in love with a boy. She then got pregnant and her life becomes miserable. she wasn't expecting that to happen until she went to the doctor's and found out. This happened because her boyfriend was drunk that night and he started to abuse Annie. Annie tries not to let her mom know. I learned that you have to be careful with a person or else soemthing really bad might happen.
Teresa
Apr 15, 2008 Teresa rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
Recommended to Teresa by: Library
Shelves: teen-fiction
I have to say, Dr. Beatrice Sparks has failed miserably at impersonating a pregnant teen. It's just disgusting how she tries to 'warn' teens by pretending that these 'diaries' come from peers instead of an over-the-hill ultra-conservative psychiatrist. There are far better ways to teach teenagers to not have unprotected sex than lying to them and trying to scare them straight.
Robin
After reading part of this book, part of "It Happened To Nancy", part of "Lucy In The Sky", and all of "Go Ask Alice" I found it hard to believe that any of these books were actual diaries from anonymous teens. The tone of the writing is the exact same. It literally seems like it is the exact same girl in every one of these books just different scenarios.
Sarah Chan
Mar 21, 2014 Sarah Chan is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Preview: Before reading this book I glanced at the cover, read the title, "Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager" and skimmed the reviews on the back of the book. I assumed it was about a girl in high school (given she's a teenager) that is peer pressured into having sex or maybe she got raped by someone she got close with before knowing said person for very long.

Use prior knowledge: My knowledge on the issue this book deals with (teen pregnancy) is pretty well rounded. Most
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Melissa Sara Smith
Probably the worst, most offensive, book I've ever read. Annie's voice is completely unrealistic. She is completely condescending and classist. The book is horrifically didactic. I felt like I was reading the adolescent novel version of Seriously So Blessed, only SSB is a parody.
Deyanira
Dec 19, 2008 Deyanira rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: younger kids
This book is very intesting. Usually I don't like reading but this book changed my mind. When I read the part that she was raped, I almost cryied! So far I am loving this book, I don't want it to end!
Krystal Bfly
I read this book when I was pregnant with my first daughter Madi, at the time I could relate a lot because I was a pregnant teen too. It is a great book, but mostly meant for teens.
Amber Hicks
This book shows exactly how hard it is to turn a diary into a good book. I bought the book cheap and it looked like a quick read so i just read, every single word, and i didn't even realize i was reading, because the book was so boring my mind was constantly dozing off and thinking about other things. The book shows how this girl is basically the dumbest follower that people expect teen girls to be. She didn't learn from her mistakes at all because if Danny hadn't ignored her she would have stil ...more
Andrea
Annie is a fourteen year old girl who writes in a diary. She never had a father in her life. Annie likes this boy that goes to her school and is shocked that he is talking to her. He ask her on a date but she isn't allowed to date yet so she lies to her mother. Danny tells her some of his secrets and she feels sorry for him and feel in love with him. They begin to have sex and she finds out that she is pregnant. Danny was beating on her and denies the baby. She finally decided to tell her mom. H ...more
Kha'la Arrington
Beautif and mind changing !
Victoria
I liked this book
Tatiana
Annie's baby is a contoversal book disscusing the issues at large in todays society. Such as abortion, teen pregnancy, abuse, and peer presure. In the diary Annie writes about her emotions which readers soon to find an intriguing read. Annie falls in "love"(she thinks is love) with a popular rich boy name Danny. Soon their relationship moves at a fast rate and confusing Danny's wants of sex as his expression for his love for her. At first he is her prince charming but as their relationship heats ...more
Blanca Urbina
Annie's baby is a really good book and now is one of my favorites.
it talks about a 14 year old girl that fell inlove with a boy named Danny, he is two years older than her. when Danny finally talked to Annie she's too happy and after a while they started dating, but the wasn't a healthy relationship because he forced her to have sex with him and treated her like an animal, Annie was so inlove with him that she actually forgave him and kept on going with their relationship.
after a while she foun
...more
Reginaolguin
This novel in non-fiction. I choosed this book because I enjoy reading non-fiction stories I find them very inspirational. Annie is a 14 year old girl trying to fit in her school.

She's involved in sports and is a hard worker. When a boy named Danny starts flirting with her she starts to find out that shes falling deeply in love with him. Danny is older than

Annie. To Annies mother Annie is too young to be dating. She starts rebeling by sneeking out with her "true love".


Everyday with Danny is
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Kevyn
Annie's Baby is about a 14 year old girl who's life drastically changes when she finds out that she is pregnant. The main character's life changes drastically from being a normal carefree kid to having real responsibilities other than taking out the trash every day and other simple "chores." Suddenly she is faced with having to make big decisions about her future. These decisions are difficult and overwhelming to make as a 14 year old because they will determine what her future will be like. Aft ...more
Amy
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A pregnant Teenager
Edited by: Beatrice Sparks

Have you read Go Ask Alice? If so, that is the same psychologist who edited Annie's Baby. Having a boyfriend that was so sweet and so nice meant everything to Alice, little did she know, there was another side of him.

Annie, a 14 year old young girl who loves playing soccer just one day stumbled upon a boy who likes her. She devoted herself to him, he treated her with great care at first. Everything took a downfall
...more
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Beatrice Sparks was an American therapist and Mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the 'real diaries' of troubled teenagers. The books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, Satanism, teenage pregnancy or AIDS, and are presented as cautionary tales. Although Sparks always presented herself as merely the discoverer and editor of the diaries, records at the ...more
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