Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (19)

Idea taken from Breaking The Spine

Positively by Courtney Sheinmel.

Emerson Price cannot remember a time when life was ordinary. She was four-years-old when she and her mom were diagnosed as HIV-positive – infected with the virus that causes AIDS, and eight when her parents divorced. Now she is thirteen and her mother is dead. Emmy moves in with her father and stepmother, but she feels completely alone. Even though everyone has always accepted her, no one – not her father, or stepmother, or even her best friend – understands what it’s like to have to take medicine every single day, to be so afraid of getting sick, and to miss her mom more than she ever thought she would.

When Emmy’s dad and stepmother send her to Camp Positive, a camp for HIV-positive girls, Emmy is certain she is going to hate it. But soon she realizes that she is not so alone after all – and that sometimes letting other people in can make all the difference in the world.


Reasons why this book drives me crazy:

-1. This deals with such a great issue. Pregnancy? I've read about it a few times. Suicide? Yes. Addiction? Probably. HIV? Not yet. I'm so so looking forward to see how the author portrays the girl's feelings and everything.
-2. I've just checked out the first book of Courtney Sheinmel and it sounds so great. Heard great response from other reviews too. This one might be as great (or greater!)
-3. Great cover aye?


Will you get a copy of this on Sept 15? I will, positively.

14 comments:

stargirlreads said...

Eeek cant wait for this

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I want to read this one too. Sounds really interesting and I like the cover a lot.

My pick this week sounds great as well, a new author who is just 18!!!

-lauren

Tiqa Khairi said...

this sounds really good and the cover, fabulous!

Khy said...

I'm waiting for this one too! It sounds awesome.

prophecygirl said...

This sounds very interesting, and it definitely deals with a different issue. I love the cover too!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

This book looks so good! I'll probably rent it or even buy it!

a flight of minds said...

This book does sound amazing! And HIV is sound a brilliant and never been done before topic. Or at least what I've ever read. Great pick!

- Alex

MssJos said...

I will definitely be picking this one up! This is a great topic that, as you mentioned, hasn't really been explored in YA fiction. I wonder if it would be a good read for high school students?

Thanks for sharing!

Bookworm said...

Wow this sounds great! If it's by Courtney Sheinmel, I'll DEFINITELY definitely be reading it...I love her writing!

Donna said...

You have an award! Come see!

Steph Su said...

I've never heard of this book or of Courtney's writing but there have been so many good comments about it. I'm definitely going to check this book out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Thao!

Bookgeek said...

Oh I'm waiting for this too. I really enjoyed her first book and am expecting her writing to get better and better. Courtney is also one of the nicest authors I've met. And her cover fairy really delivered this time

courtneywrites said...

Thanks, Thao, and thanks to everyone who commented -- I can't wait for the book to come out too! (I just hope everyone likes it!) -- Courtney

Barrie said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book, too.