Full Disclosure

Knopf. Oct. 2019. 304p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781984829955.
Gr 9 Up–Meet Simone. Simone loves musicals. She loves watching reruns of A Different World. She is a teenager who is curious about sex and she has a crush on Miles, a cute lacrosse player from her school. She’s a typical teen, except she has a secret—she is living with HIV. She had to leave her previous school when someone she trusted outed her, but things finally seem to be looking up at her new school. She is learning how to navigate her world with the love and support of her friends, her two dads, and an HIV support group. She is even directing the school musical, Rent. But when someone from her school leaves an anonymous note threatening to expose her, Simone must make a decision. Should she share her secret and risk losing her friends and newfound love, Miles? Or keep her secret and miss out on exploring her new relationship? This book sheds light on a group that is hidden in the shadows, and on a serious issue in America and across the world. Everyone can learn something from this debut novel. Garrett debunks several myths about people living with HIV and also shows a girl living and loving a life that is not tragic because she is living with HIV.
VERDICT Readers will fall in love with Simone’s two dads and zany best friends. Add this to all collections today.

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