Full Disclosure (Paperback)
"An unflinchingly honest, eye-opening, heartful story that's sure to keep readers talking." --Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up
"Romantic, funny, hopeful, and unflinchingly real." --Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda
The uplifting story of an HIV-positive teen, falling in love and learning to live her truth.
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 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 much more--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. . . .
"Full Disclosure is such a joy to read." --Erika Sanchez, National Book Award finalist for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
"A big-hearted love letter to inclusivity, bravery, and acceptance, Full Disclosure is a wonder of a book." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
About the Author
CAMRYN GARRETT grew up in New York and began her writing career at thirteen, when she was selected as a TIME for Kids reporter, interviewing celebrities like Warren Buffett and Kristen Bell. Since then, her writing has appeared on MTV and in the Huffington Post and Rookie magazine, and she was recently selected as one of Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21: Girls Who Are Changing the World." When she's not writing, she studies film at NYU, and she's a proud advocate for diverse stories and storytellers in any medium. Full Disclosure is her first novel.
You can find her on Twitter at @dancingofpens.
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
“A promising new voice in young adult literature, Camryn Garrett has penned an unflinchingly honest, eye-opening, heartful story that's sure to keep readers talking.” –Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up
“Romantic, funny, hopeful, and unflinchingly real, with some next-level theater kid geekery to boot. Simone is the kind of brilliant, messy, nerdy teen I love to root for. I’m so glad her story is in the world.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"An absolutely necessary and illuminating read. This will definitely make people question their own morality. And it’s about damn time.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, award-winning author of Monday's Not Coming
“Full Disclosure is such a joy to read. A heartfelt coming of age story about navigating the uncertainties and joys of adolescence while also facing the challenges of being Black and HIV positive in contemporary America.” —Erika Sanchez, National Book Award finalist for I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
"A big-hearted love letter to inclusivity, bravery, and acceptance, Full Disclosure is a wonder of a book. Camryn Garrett's debut will leave you crying, laughing, and cheering as Simone takes on the world and makes it her own." —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
"Fearless and affirming, Full Disclosure is a celebration of love, friendship, and being true to yourself." —Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends
"Mind-blowingly powerful, Full Disclosure is an intense, unapologetically sex-positive read that's going to spur many much-needed conversations in libraries, classrooms, and households around the country. A book I wish I'd had growing up." —Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
“Perhaps the most remarkable thing Garrett achieves … is the compassionate portrayal of people who are usually rendered invisible not only in YA but in life. And she manages to write a hell of a novel while doing it.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Everyone can learn something from this debut novel…. Readers will fall in love.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"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.… A story about telling your truth, your way.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will root for sympathetic Simone in this frankly sex-positive debut.” —Publishers Weekly
"Give[s] depth to the issue of stigma; the book is also refreshingly sex positive as well as HIV positive." —Bulletin