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The fact that Cam is one of my friends has absolutely nothing to do with how absolutely incredible this book was Because the thing is, this releases on October 29th, and I cried twice reading this, and it actually understands What Real Life Teenagers Are Like, and on the level that I am a reviewer who wants to recommend you books you ll love, I think you should read this if you like tender slice of life YA contemporary about bisexuality and being HIV and the power of both familial and platonic The fact that Cam is one of my friends has absolutely nothing to do with how absolutely incredible this book was Because the thing is, this releases on October 29th, and I cried twice reading this, and it actually understands What Real Life Teenagers Are Like, and on the level that I am a reviewer who wants to recommend you books you ll love, I think you should read this if you like tender slice of life YA contemporary about bisexuality and being HIV and the power of both familial and platonic and romantic love If that sounds interesting to you, here is a very abridged list of things that really resonated with me about this book the positivity of Simone s dynamic with her dads, and the fact that they each feel like fully realized people with their own problems but are still loving and kind Simone being a teenager with HIV who did not get it from some kind of traumatic event, but from her mom, and it being an experience she has, not something that defines her Simone s best friends being so central in her life I feel like sometimes I read YA where the main character has best friends but you would not know it because they interact twice the whole book Claudia and Lydia are both excellent the fact that very casually Claudia is an ace lesbian and Lydia is bi the solidarity of it all Simone being bi and closeted even in a situation where she s not in danger she s just not ready and has had bad experiences, and the fact that the narrative is empathetic towards that and it s also not the only experience in her life Simone s drama passion feeling like such an important part of this narrative just in general I think this book does an amazing job of making Simone really multifaceted because that s what human beings are like also, the drama teacher tea in this book hit so close to home why are drama teachers Like That this one quote view spoiler Last week, my health teacher made this long speech about how girls should spend their formative years discovering themselves and making close friends Friendships, she said, are just as fulfilling as relationships And I guess she s right I m so grateful to have found Lydia and Claudia I love them tons , but not in romantic way Not having that makes me lonely in a way I can t really describe hide spoiler the positive and really funny discussion of masturbation for women that one scene with Claudia and Lydia this trio is so my senior year best friend experience the portrayal of Claudia and Lydia each to certain degrees not knowing how to discuss HIV, slash their friend being bi, but also being willing to grow and change from that that section in which Miles says he doesn t care about people talking about musicals, he likes the way Simone talks about them like if someone said that to me I too would risk it all the fact that Simone s past with Sarah feels fully fleshed out despite us not getting a flashback I feel like it s really easy to resort to flashbacks so I appreciated the slow reveal I did not guess the ending until a few pages before and i a l w a y s guess the ending I know I ve talked about Simone and her dads already but genuinely they made me cry once and tear up several other times also this quote view spoiler We can t live by them We continue living our lives and fighting the fight You can t just let people control you with their hate You keep living, Simone hide spoiler the entire section between Simone and Miles where is just it s so tender honestly all their interactions are so tender I was just the parallels between the beginning and the ending are a lotAnyway, personally I want to go drink some hot chocolate and talk about the power of love for the next 3 1 2 hours before anyone asks the thing that got me, that really made me melt down, was that line where she was like yes I have best friends but I m still romantically lonely I was really fragile at that moment I was on a train and I d just gotten my heart lowkey broken less than two weeks earlier but I had to put down the book for a really long minute and cry a little also one of the scenes with Simone s dads made me cry I can t remember which one it was any want them to adopt me Really really really loved this book I hope you ll buy it on October 29th 2019.Blog Twitter Instagram Spotify Youtube About Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestSimone is HIV positive Her dads try to be supportive, but sometimes end up overprotective and think that the best way for Simone to manage her sexuality is with abstinence But Simone would really like to have sex one day and she s really attracted to a boy at school Will he like her if she tells him about her illness, even if it s well managed As they get closer, this question featuresandprominently in her consciousness Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestSimone is HIV positive Her dads try to be supportive, but sometimes end up overprotective and think that the best way for Simone to manage her sexuality is with abstinence But Simone would really like to have sex one day and she s really attracted to a boy at school Will he like her if she tells him about her illness, even if it s well managed As they get closer, this question featuresandprominently in her consciousness especially when she receives threatening messages in her locker from someone threatening to tell everyone that she has HIV if she doesn t ditch the boy she likes and go back to being alone.FULL DISCLOSURE is such a timely, amazing book It does for sexuality what THE HATE U GIVE did for racial violence It s a book that deep dives into an issue that a lot of people can t, or won t, talk about, and does so with depth, sympathy, and a great story The whole time I was reading this I felt really sad, because books like this weren t around when I was a teenager and I really wish they were, because I learnedfrom this one tiny novel than I did with a whole year s worth of Health classes.Rather than go into multiple paragraphs about everything I liked about this book, I m going to resort to my handy dandy method of lazy review writing the checklist.FULL DISCLOSURE is amazing because DIVERSITY EVERYWHERE Simone is black and bisexual Her best friends are Asian One of them is an asexual lesbian and the other is also bisexual Simone s fathers are black and Latino Simone s crush is black Simone s doctor is a hijabi Muslim This is the first book set in San Francisco that actually represents the city in all its diverse glory, and it s one of the things that I love so much about California It made me so happy to see a world reflecting the reality in which I live Sex positivity There s a lot of frank talk between Simone and her friends about sex The book opens with Simone s dads literally sitting with her as she meets with a gynecologist and talking about some of her contraceptive options as someone with HIV Sex is dealt with in a positive, open, healthy way I wish all sex talks were this positive, tbh It reminds me of a documentary I watched about Dutch sex ed classes and how they begin when kids are age 4 Teaching kids that their bodies are normal that sexuality of all kinds is normal, makes for a much better society I loved this Great relationships Even when the going gets rough, Simone s relationships are all goals She has a fight with her friends over a totally valid reason, and end up stronger than ever because of it She has a fight with her family over a totally valid reason, and they end up stronger than ever because of it She has some tough convos with her HIV support group, but they rally around her when she needs it It s unusual to see a book that manages to portray such closeness, and still manage to convey the usual tensions that any normal relationship is fraught with, without making things look toxic This book oozed love and support, and did so in a way that wasn t forced or fluffy at all Musical references galore I love musicals and it was great to see the heroine of this novel be so passionate about something A common complaint I see in YA is that the heroine has no hobbies or interests outside of her love interest, and that is so not the case here Simone is the creative director in her theater class and her passion for it shows every time she brings up the topic A great villain I honestly didn t see that twist coming and when the inevitable showdown happened, it was so realistic and so well handled that I wanted to cry This book could have been ruined so easily by a cheesy strawman argument, and it was not Normal teen things These teens have authentic voices and actually sound like teenagers You feel, when you re reading this book, that you re eavesdropping on actual teen conversations and not reading the thinly disguised morality play of a forty year old parent proselytizing to the next gen Simone often made me laugh with her zany sense of humor, and that lightened up some pretty serious and angsty moments in this book that definitely captured those infamous teenage lows In short, FULL DISCLOSURE is a really great book and I hope to see it in a lot of school libraries and maybe becoming a movie one day, just like THE HATE U GIVE did The AIDS scare of the 1980s caused a lot of misinformation about the virus to circulate, and that misinformation continues to this day because people don t want to talk about it Well, someone finally did, and if this book opens the door to those very serious conversations then that is a wonderful and marvelous thing Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 4.5 to 5 stars I knew this was going to be an important and memorable story from the very first chapter This was my first time reading about an HIV positive character and their struggles so I was paying very close attention to everything that was being said about the virus and how it affected Simone s daily life I did feel overwhelmed in the beginning because the author does not wait long to explain Simone s situation to us and so it feels as though we are info dumped At the same time, I am really glad I kn I knew this was going to be an important and memorable story from the very first chapter This was my first time reading about an HIV positive character and their struggles so I was paying very close attention to everything that was being said about the virus and how it affected Simone s daily life I did feel overwhelmed in the beginning because the author does not wait long to explain Simone s situation to us and so it feels as though we are info dumped At the same time, I am really glad I knowabout HIV and the U U rule undetectable untransmittable today This book made me realize my own ignorance and corrected it It tells the story of Simone, an HIV positive girl who is faced with a dilemma tell the boy she is crushing on about her condition and risk being rejected and having the whole school find out about her virus or give in to her blackmailer who wants her to leave Miles alone I completely related to Simone because I think we all have a little something we don t want other people to know but not telling them can sometimes equal keeping them at a distance so it s not easy either way I also think the author did a magnificent job of making us feel sympathetic towards Simone without pitying her She s a strong girl and the fact that she is HIV positive does not make her any less real and able than someone else This is a really great debut novel Not perfect, seeing that it feels as though we are thrown into a story that started a while ago, but everyone in this story deserves getting to know, especially Simone and her family and friends Oh and Miles, of course Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin I wish I felt queer or straight and not like I m floating somewhere far away from both This is one for the Love, Simon fans And I m not saying this because that s what publishers use to promote their next great cute high school romance It s because it s 100% true Queer kids Check Cute romance Check True friendship Check Anonymous letters Drama club Check And that one dick that pressures you into coming out Check And after all these similarities, it still remains an original storyI wish I felt queer or straight and not like I m floating somewhere far away from both This is one for the Love, Simon fans And I m not saying this because that s what publishers use to promote their next great cute high school romance It s because it s 100% true Queer kids Check Cute romance Check True friendship Check Anonymous letters Drama club Check And that one dick that pressures you into coming out Check And after all these similarities, it still remains an original story about growing up and staying true to yourself One that is even deeper, braver, funnier, andheartfelt Full Disclosure touches on a lot of topics that I love seeing in YA novels It discusses racism and queerness but also talks openly about sex, sexual health, and masturbation I have only encountered this level of sex positivity in Jack of Hearts and it makes me happy to see it being represented in such an open minded light There are enough teenagers and adults out there who feel like they can t talk about their sex lives without feeling ashamed and embarrassed And sure, these things can be super awkward But I d rather have people learn about having a healthy attitude towards sex from reading books like this than watching porn and having unrealistic and often harmful expectations Further, the author also talks about asexuality and that it s okay not to like and want and think about sex, and that asexuality exists on a spectrum.And of course, one of the main themes in this book is the fact that Simone, the main character, is HIV positive The book is very informative in a way that many sex ed lessons fail to be It deconstructs the stigma that surrounds people who are positive and explains that partnerships, sex, having a family and children are just as possible for an HIV person than for everybody else.I also liked how the main character is a huge huge musical fan and often references musicals and their film adaptions without letting it overpower the main story I m not a fan of musicals myself mostly because I have enough obsessions already and I still enjoyed hearing about them without feeling like pop culture references about Dear Evan Hanson and Hamilton were being shoved down my throat And overall I genuinely liked Simone She is funny, she doesn t put up with anyone s bullshit, she s relatable I did, however, find it excruciating how she treated her best friends as soon as she had a boyfriend, especially because she saw no wrong in dumping her friends for a guy That s the worst behaviour And it got even worse before it got better But in the end, I saw where Simone was coming from and I was glad that she was insightful enough to see the hurt she d caused.And if all of that wasn t enough to convince you to read this book, maybe you should reconsider your life choices.Findof my books on Instagram This was a really fantastic book to finish off 2019 with It s one of those contemporaries that feels unafraid even though such a central theme of it literally is fear The fear of people who condemn and who are ignorant and how dangerous and ruining they can be to the vulnerable This is about sex and a girl who s positive for HIV, and it s also about complex female friendships, the softest family feels, musical theatre, and the messiness of being a teen I also appreciated the queer questio This was a really fantastic book to finish off 2019 with It s one of those contemporaries that feels unafraid even though such a central theme of it literally is fear The fear of people who condemn and who are ignorant and how dangerous and ruining they can be to the vulnerable This is about sex and a girl who s positive for HIV, and it s also about complex female friendships, the softest family feels, musical theatre, and the messiness of being a teen I also appreciated the queer questioning thread woven through it Like there was just such a lot in this book, and it all felt handled so well Simone made a ton of immature decisions, but she is an actual teen and oh if she wasn t so relatable for it I also loved her dynamics with her two gay dads, the adoption discussions, the ownvoices black rep, and how fierce in good AND bad ways her friendship was with Claudia and Lydia Who were both gay Like the book is so gay So happy here Claudia was also ace It is very sex centric, intensely so, and I was just am too ace myself for this.Definitely an important and addictively readable contemporary to add to your TBR can t believe a m f romance made me Yearn this muchrtc Many thanks to Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewWe can t live by them We continue living our lives and fighting the fight You can t just let people control you with their hate You keep living, Simone Full disclosure I found this quote via Elise TheBookishActress s review I had other quotes bookmarked but I must have missed this one and it s too good to not use So, what s this book about Simone Garcia Hampton is starting Many thanks to Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewWe can t live by them We continue living our lives and fighting the fight You can t just let people control you with their hate You keep living, Simone Full disclosure I found this quote via Elise TheBookishActress s review I had other quotes bookmarked but I must have missed this one and it s too good to not use So, what s this book about Simone Garcia Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different She s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she s HIV positive, because last timewell, last time things got ugly.Keeping her viral load under control is easy, but keeping her diagnosis under wraps is not so simple As Simone and Miles start going out for real shy kisses escalating into muchshe feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies She knows she has to tell him that she s positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she s terrified of how he ll react And then she finds an anonymous note in her locker I know you have HIV You have until Thanksgiving to stop hanging out with Miles Or everyone else will know too.Simone s first instinct is to protect her secret at all costs, but as she gains a deeper understanding of the prejudice and fear in her community, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head onI m not HIV positive and I don t as far as I know know anyone with HIV so I was going into this totally blind and not knowing I really enjoy this book I learned a bitthan the basic knowledge I had going in.I was also a huge fan of the storyline of Simone exploring her sexuality That s something most teens and adults, too will end up going through and it s always encouraging to have stories to look to for advice or just as comforting to know that others, albeit fictional, have gone through the things you re going through and come out the other side Overall, this book was funny, heartfelt and so sweet It was so much fun to read and I highly recommend it Bottom Line 4 starsAge Rating PG 13 Content Screening Mild Spoilers Positive Messages 4 5 Honesty, Kindness, Forgiveness, Fighting for your rights Violence 0 0 Sex 5 5 Talk of sex, Kissing, Sexual themes Language 4 5 Sh t, F k Drinking Drugs 3 5 Medicinal drugs, Alcohol Content and Trigger Warnings Death due to HIV, Loss of a loved one, Racism, Classism, Bullying, Questioning sexualityPublication Date October 29th, 2019Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers an imprint of Penguin Random House Genre Young Adult Romance Even if I never read the book , I really want to meet the author She seems like such a genuinely happy and fun person to be around But I most certainly will Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Book Reviewed on www.whisperinstories.comTeenager Simone has not had an easy life She was born with HIV and has had to take antiretroviral medication daily to control the growth of the virus, plus all the hospital visits and group talks She also had to move school after she told someone she thought she could trust about her HIV but the girl decided to spread it around and people began treating her differently, staying away from her, calling her names, etc.At her new school, no one knows, not e Book Reviewed on www.whisperinstories.comTeenager Simone has not had an easy life She was born with HIV and has had to take antiretroviral medication daily to control the growth of the virus, plus all the hospital visits and group talks She also had to move school after she told someone she thought she could trust about her HIV but the girl decided to spread it around and people began treating her differently, staying away from her, calling her names, etc.At her new school, no one knows, not even the teachers, or so she thought When she starts dating Miles, Simone receives an anonymous letter telling her to stay away from him or the person will tell the school about her HIV.Simone doesn t want to be held to ransom about her illness, however, she also doesn t want the whole school to find out and for her life to end up how it was at her old school.There are two things about this book that hit me within a few chapters of reading it, the authors easy writing style and how diverse the book truly is.Author Camryn Garrett has a way with words, it s as if she is talking directly to her teenage audience yes I know I m a little, okay a lot above the teenage years , but it is not surprising how her words come across when you realise that she wrote the book at just seventeen.The book s diverseness represents the world today We have Simone being brought up by her two gay dads One of her best friends is queer and Simone herself is Bi.The book talks openly about subjects that some YA books steer clear from, including sex, buying vibrators, masturbation, and a whole lotThe book also covers subjects such as safe sex and sexual health as well as answering some of your questions about living with HIV.All of the characters are realistic and wonderful to get to know and understand If you are a teenager at school then this book will probably speak to youthan someone of my age and that is who the book is for It is an amazing story mixed with factual information on lots of subjects teenagers might want to know about but are too scared or embarrassed to ask.Overall the book is a poignant, heart warming read that I simply adored from cover to cover A fresh new voice in the YA market that truly knows her audience and is exceptionally relatable {Read} ê Full Disclosure ⚸ In a community that isn t always understanding, an HIV positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self acceptance when she falls in love and lust for the first time Powerful and uplifting, Full Disclosure will speak to fans of Angie Thomas and Nicola Yoon Simone Garcia Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different She s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she s HIV positive, because last time well, last time things got uglyKeeping her viral load under control is easy, but keeping her diagnosis under wraps is not so simple As Simone and Miles start going out for real shy kisses escalating into much she feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies She knows she has to tell him that she s positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she s terrified of how he ll react And then she finds an anonymous note in her locker I know you have HIV You have until Thanksgiving to stop hanging out with Miles Or everyone else will know too Simone s first instinct is to protect her secret at all costs, but as she gains a deeper understanding of the prejudice and fear in her community, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head on So, I m not a Young Adult, but I m an adult young at heart, so that s my reasoning on choosing a YA book sometimes that catch my eye.Simone has two dads She s adopted.She also has HIV.With HIV she has had a troubled life, hospital care visits, stigma, diversity problems and a best friend revealing her status on HIV to an entire bunch of school pupils with results of her having to find a new placement in another school.Is it happening again She and Miles strike up a good relationship She needs So, I m not a Young Adult, but I m an adult young at heart, so that s my reasoning on choosing a YA book sometimes that catch my eye.Simone has two dads She s adopted.She also has HIV.With HIV she has had a troubled life, hospital care visits, stigma, diversity problems and a best friend revealing her status on HIV to an entire bunch of school pupils with results of her having to find a new placement in another school.Is it happening again She and Miles strike up a good relationship She needs to tell him.Now she s getting threatening notes in her school.Who are they from I adored her two dads Supportive, and at times like any parent wanting to protect their child from harm.Simone has two really good best friends but that hit its troubles.The relationship between Miles and Simone is so dam cute I loved it.It s difficult enough growing up, becoming an adult without all that Simone has to deal with I felt her pain often.The authors writing is so good Enough narrative and a nice lot of dialogue which I love This sensitive subject matter was handled so well I thought