Simone is HIV-positive - and positive HIV won't define her.
She also knows that celibacy is the best way to stay safe.
Enter Miles Austin: intelligent, funny and way too sexy for Simone to resist.
But her classmates don't know that she's HIV-positive - and what is the truth worth in the hands of the wrong person?
~I was gifted a copy via netgalley - all my opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - There isn't many books out there in the YA sections that have a main character who is HIV positive and now, I am so glad there is. This is an important book and a wonderful character who is trying overcome her HIV, move on with her life and try and live the best life without worrying about what people will think about her and her HIV. Living in a world where people stick up their noses and turn their back on people who have been diagnosed with HIV and dealing with the rude people who think it's horrible and treat our main character with disgust.
Simone wants to be normal. She wants to help out with the school production and hang out more with Miles who makes her feel happy but, someone is threatening her. They know her secret and are threatening to expose her to everyone if she doesn't stop hanging out with Miles. Simone remembers the last school she attended and how they acted when they found out. Can she change the outcome before it's too late? Put the control in her hands of how she tells people and how she deals with it before someone tells other people before she does.
This is a really amazing book. Showing a main character who has HIV and how they deal with it and how they came to have it was really informative and I think it is a great book to have for young people to read. I went to a school that didn't give as much information as this book does on HIV and that is a really great thing as I know some sex-ed classes don't even touch on this subject.
A book with important themes and about a girl who will not let HIV stand in her way of happiness.