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It Happened to Nancy by Beatrice Sparks
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Sep 27, 2007

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bookshelves: memoirs
Recommended for: teens
Read in January, 1994

Whether or not this book is true, I remember as a teenager it had a big impact on me, similar to Go Ask Alice. I still vaguely remember some of the effects Nancy's HIV had on her. It seemed pretty true to life. I saw Nancy's body ravaged in the same way my step-uncle's was due to AIDS. While it's not as much of a cautionary tale as Go Ask Alice (since Nancy was raped), it still might scare some kids straight into making sure to protect themselves sexually.

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