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

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  2,395 Ratings  ·  228 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 rated it did not like it  ·  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
Mar 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ashley
Apr 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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.
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

Nancy
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Smiley08
Dec 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Jessica
Oct 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Shayla
May 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lucia
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucia Rios
Annie's Baby is a really interesting book. Annie's Baby is a book of Annie's diary entries. She writes about her struggles of growing up as a teenager. She's starts out like any other teenager. She has friends and does a decent job in school. She also tries to meet new boys. But her life at home isn't too good. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mom. She finds security while writing her feelings in her diary. Her diary is like her best friend.
She makes friends with th
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Flakita94
Dec 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sophia
Mar 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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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Lindsey
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Kaylee
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Books title is Annie baby author is Beatrice sparks its about a fourteen yea old girl Annie That meets a guy name Danny. She never knew a guy that popular would talk to a unpopular girl like her they started being friends at firth because he needed friends because yes ben through a lot like she has and she been having problems seeing him because he's been busy with football and seeing his father. She's been feeling jealous.
I think this book will get better because something might happen lat
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Josephine
Nov 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  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 14, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  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.
Deyanira
Sep 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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!
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.
Bree Lark
Feb 04, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
What a joke. To say this is a "true diary" written by an actual teenager is such a laugh.
How "Annie" speaks, how the whole story unfolds, what happens at the end....it's so CLEARLY fiction.
Really, this is nothing but an abstinence-only propaganda piece disguised as a "real teen's diary."
Krystal Bfly
Jul 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Victoria
I liked this book
Kha'la Arrington
Beautif and mind changing !
Laura Orozco
The story focuses on a teenage girl who has a huge crush on a dreamy yet not so dreamy boy. They get to know each other and start going out on dates until things get serious and Danny,"the dreamy boy" starts looking for something else. He forces Annie to have sexual intercourse which results in Annie getting pregnant and Danny being out of the picture. I had higher hopes for this book and I thought I would really connect to it because I am around the same age as the main as Annie but I learned t ...more
711Zara
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A depressing book, but; well written!
Fralissa M.
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie is a fourteen-year-old girl who goes to school still as a normal teen and she has a boyfriend named sean they hang out during school hours and after school as well soon after Annie and sean are having a child through their teenage years they are becoming young teenage parents.Annie creates this diary to keep her calm and doesn't make her anxious she takes all her thoughts and issues within this diary that she rights throughout this parenting of her upcoming child.In this diary, Annie right ...more
Jamel Payne
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A teenager has to go through many phases in their life just to be who they’re going to be later on in life. As shown in the novel Annie’s Baby edited by Beatrice Spark, Ph.D where the main character Annie was sexually abused by her boyfriend that apparently loved her. They had unprotected intimate which caused to her uncalled pregnancy. Annie’s Boyfriend left her mid way through her pregnancy where she had no one turn to besides her mother. As expressed in the novel Annie’s Baby edited by Beatr ...more
Diana
Apr 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 11th-advisory
Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, A Pregnant Teenager
By Beatrice Sparks
Mass Market Paperback, July 1st 1998 by Avon
256 Pgs.
ISBN 0380791412

Fourteen-year-old young teenager Annie had a decent life before she met him. Everything started to change for her, and this had a huge impact on the rest of her life. Although she did not have friends, she had a sport that she loved to play, soccer. And one day, she met that guy that changed her forever, a guy that liked her first. They started going ou
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Sarah Chan
Feb 28, 2014 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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Jasmine Denise
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Sophia Chow
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie's Baby Harper Collins Publishers, 1998, 256 pp.
Beatrice Sparks ISBN 0-380 -79141-2
Have you ever met someone who has gone through teen pregnancy? In Annie's Baby, Annie is the main character. Annie is 14 years old, and she is a typical high schooler. One day, Annie met a 16 year old boy, named Danny. After their met, Danny and Annie fell in love shortly and began to date. After dating for a while, Annie and Danny's relationship isn't the best. Danny always insult and offend Annie is variou
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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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