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Full disclosure, Camryn Garrett

Label
Full disclosure
Title
Full disclosure
Statement of responsibility
Camryn Garrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simone, seventeen, HIV-positive and in love for the first time, decides that facing potential bullies head-on may be better than protecting her secret
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Review
  • Grades 8-12 It’s no coincidence that the year her school showcases the acclaimed musical Rent, HIV-positive Simone Garcia-Hampton is leading as student director. The only problem is that no one at school knows her status—yet. Born with the virus, Simone knows the social risks of her peers finding out, but that doesn’t stop the fact that sex is a very real possibility for her since she started dating crew member and lacrosse star Miles. So when Simone begins to get mysterious threats to out her status, she’s forced to make a choice: throw away a budding love, or risk losing everything, again. Equal parts entertaining and educational, this title’s plot dives into life as a young person today who just so happens to have a positive status. Readers, pos or otherwise, will likely relate to Simone’s raw and unfiltered narration, as well as her desire to love and be loved. Fans of musical theater will appreciate the many references to shows and their stars. -- Melanie Kirkwood (Reviewed 2/28/2020) (Booklist, vol 116, number 12)
  • /* Starred Review */ 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.—Cicely Lewis, Meadowcreek High School --Cicely Lewis (Reviewed 09/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 8, p128)
  • New school, new friends, new crush, same old secret. Simone Garcia-Hampton, a black 17-year-old, is HIV-positive. And though she’s healthy, she knows how people react when they find out; bullying and other negative reactions are why she left her old school. But just as she’s settling in, directing the school play—the apposite Rent—and maybe starting a relationship, she starts getting notes threatening to reveal her HIV status. College-age author Garrett portrays an authentic sense of young adult sexuality in Simone, who is both knowledgeable about sex (masturbation and vibrators are both frankly discussed) and unsure about it. She also creates strong characters in Simone’s nontraditional family: her supportive, loving fathers (Pops is black; Dad is Latino) adopted her at birth. The plot mechanics grow a bit heavy-handed toward the book’s conclusion, and love interest Miles, always willing to listen to musical theater trivia and unafraid to show his feelings, can seem a bit too perfect. But the idea that even purportedly open-minded Bay Area parents freak out about the presence of an HIV-positive student feels all too believable, and readers will root for sympathetic Simone in this frankly sex-positive debut. Ages 14–up. Agent: Brianne Johnson, Writers House. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 07/29/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 30, p)
  • Garrett's debut novel not only successfully tackles discrimination through the lenses of race, sexuality, and having HIV, but also shows the possibility of living a full life despite it all. Simone Garcia-Hampton is perfectly ordinary in many ways—she gets embarrassed by her Pops and her Dad, obsesses over her dream of directing musicals on Broadway, tries to figure out if she's bisexual, crushes on a boy in drama club, and thinks about having sex. But the San Francisco teen, who was adopted by her two gay dads, also has to consider her inherited HIV-positive status along with the threatening notes she starts to receive after she starts dating Miles. She knows what could happen if everyone at her new school found out about her status, but she also doesn't want to give up what she's got with Miles. Lydia and Claudia are her two best friends and, along with her fathers, her fiercest supporters. Simone will have to take a chance on trusting those closest to her with her secret before she can truly take back her power. Simone's story will educate readers about the intricacies of living fully with HIV and controlling your narrative. The primary and most secondary characters are well developed, and the pace is spot-on. Simone, her Pops, and Miles are black; her Dad is Latinx; Lydia is Taiwanese and bisexual; and tan-skinned Claudia is an asexual lesbian. A story about telling your truth, your way. (Fiction. 14-18) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10817280
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrett, Camryn
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.G3745
LC item number
Ful 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • High schools
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Gay fathers
  • Secrecy
  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • High schools
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Gay fathers
  • Secrets
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Full disclosure, Camryn Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019031196
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781984829955
Lccn
2019031196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107324404
Label
Full disclosure, Camryn Garrett
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019031196
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781984829955
Lccn
2019031196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107324404

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