It Happened to Nancy Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nancy,a good fourteen year old girl, meets an older college guy named Collin.
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Collin is supposed to be her best friend and the man of her dreams, but shatters that illusion by raping her, taking her virginity.

After Collin leaves Nancy feeling used and broken she finds out she is infectected with the HIV virus, destoying her already frail health. Nancy learns to cope with HIV by the support of her friends and most of all her family.
The review of this Book prepared by Jami Kukacka

This is the story of a young girl who falls in love with a college student. She thinks that she has found the perfect guy for her. She dates him for a while without telling her friends.
Later as an anniversary present for the day they met he cooks her dinner. He slips a pill into her drink. Nancy is then to out of it. Her knight in shining armour rapes her.
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica Newton

This is the diary of a teenage girl with AIDS. Nancy is 14 years old when she begins to date a college boy, Collin. She thinks she has finally found love. However, when Collin comes to her house to have dinner when her mother is not home, he rapes her. She doesn't tell anyone what happened, and her health slowly begins to deteriorate. Eventually her mother takes her to the hospital and she is diagnosed with the HIV virus. She comes clean to them about how she was raped and they realize that Collin had been infected with the virus. Nancy's doctors and parents search for him, but with no success. Eventually the virus develops into AIDS as this teenage girl struggles for her life
The review of this Book prepared by Alexandra Kuykendall

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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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