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"Courtney Sheinmel's powerful tale of teenager Emerson Price's journey growing up with AIDS sends a torpedo right to the heart. I loved it. Never preachy, Emmy's story feels as if you've delved into her personal diary. I cried and I smiled and eventually felt a sisterhood with Emmy, whose message 'anything is possible' made me cheer." -- actor Marlee Matlin, author of "Deaf Child Crossing" "Utterly enthralling, Positively tugs at your heartstrings from the first page and doesn't let go. Courtney Sheinmel has created such a believable character in thirteen-year-old Emmy that I didn't want to leave her. This could be the most important book you read all year." -- Wendy Mass, author of "Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life" "Courtney Sheinmel has captured, with honesty and perception, the complicated thoughts of thirteen-year-old Emmy Price as she navigates her life during the difficult months following her mother's death from AIDS. Emmy, who's HIV-positive, not only must deal with the loss of the person she loved the most, but must face her own illness with a new sense of heart-wrenching reality. I cheered every one of Emmy's cautious steps on her journey to make a place for herself in a world without her mother." -- Ann M. Martin, author of "A Corner of the Universe" and "A Dog's Life" "SHeinmel believably portrays the frustration and anxiety of a girl carrying a particularly heavy burden into the adolescent years of possible romance and growing independance...Kids with thier own health issues may find this provides some useful perspective...while other readers will be drawn by "could be me" drama."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at www.courtneysheinmel.com. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File size : 513 KB
- Print length : 228 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (3 September 2009)
- ASIN : B002NT3B34
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,030,525 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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heavy issuesReviewed in the United States on 15 April 2013
Emerson Price's mother dies of AIDS, and her life becomes more complicated. Struggling with HIV and daily doses of medication, she has to live with her estranged father and a stepmother whom she dislikes. She also feels like an outsider, wondering if she'll ever have a normal life when she was infected with the virus in utero. Sheinmel is a skillful writer and I enjoyed reading this MG book, but I don't think it's for everyone. If you want a light read, then this book isn't for you. There are saddening and painful parts in this story, as there should be when the main character deals with such heavy issues.
Ilonka M. O'Neil
Positively Terrific!Reviewed in the United States on 19 September 2009
Positively is about a 13 year old HIV + girl who has just lost her mother to AIDS. Sheinmel truly "gets" the 13 year old voice, the grief, the feeling of being lost and not wanting to be different. The main character Emmy lives in a comfortable neighborhood, goes to school, and is afraid she'll never kiss a boy, because of her HIV status. She is coping with so much, but the book is not a downer. Readers will come away from it uplifted, and full of hope. This would be a good book for parents to read as well, and might be a great starting point to talk about HIV awareness with their teens.
It's a sad book. It definitely reminded me that life is ...Reviewed in the United States on 14 August 2014
I was a surprised on the main character's connection with her emotions. It's a sad book. It definitely reminded me that life is short.....
read it!!!!Reviewed in the United States on 22 January 2013
i rated this book five star because it showed that its okay if your different. people that read this will quickly become addicted to it and can stop reading it! this is my favorite book!!!!
Love itReviewed in the United States on 27 December 2013
I absolutely love to his book and there needs to be a sequel! I love it
so much, read it, and read it again!
so much, read it, and read it again!