|Plot Summary of It Happened to Nancy|
|"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"
Alexandra Kuykendall, Resident Scholar
|" 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."
Jessica Newton, Resident Scholar
|"Nancy,a good fourteen year old girl, meets an older college guy named Collin.
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. "
Jami Kukacka, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of It Happened to Nancy|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 1 ()
- mostly 1st
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
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