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.