Sarah Maddaford's Reviews > Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
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Jun 25, 10

bookshelves: biography, graphic-novel, modern, realistic-fiction, young-adult, temple
Read on June 25, 2010

This book was a simple, but compelling look at living with HIV. I loved the point Pedro made that he wasn't dying of AIDS, but living with HIV. He had courage and tenacity that drew other people to him. Judd only knew him for six months before he agreed to become an AIDS educator in Pedro's place. The message is easy to understand and not overly heavy handed. The people are easy to identify with and (despite being black and white) were easy to tell apart. This book had very little language, violence or sex. The only thing parents might object to is discussion of using condoms and Pedro being a gay man.
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