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Full Disclosure

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,076 ratings  ·  629 reviews
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'
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I personally find this brilliant.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
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 ...more
Cristina Monica
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 ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: important, owned, queer
"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 story
Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell

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Simone 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 features more and more prominently in her consciousness--
C.G. Drews
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Whispering Stories
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Teenager 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
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
"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.

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
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
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Read my full review on my blog, The Quiet Pond.

This is such a phenomenal debut and I am in awe of this book. I love so many things about it, and I can't remember the last time where I feel like I'm itching to write a full review about it, just so I can gush about everything in this book.

- Follows Simone, a Black teen who lives with HIV, who finds a note in her locker that threatens to out her secret of living with HIV unless she ends things with her crush, Miles.
- Oh, where do I begin? I did no
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being a teenager is hard enough, dealing with peer pressure and boyfriends, but Simone is also coping with moving to a new school and having HIV. She hasn’t told her two new best friends yet. She had to move school previously, she told a friend of her condition and then she told others.

Simone likes Miles but she is afraid to get too close to him. when she gets mystery notes forcing her to reveal to Miles about being HIV positive she is desperate to find out who knows her secret.

I really enjoyed
I fully admit that I requested this one because of the unique circumstances described in the synopsis. A YA contemporary dealing with HIV? Not a throwback story, or historical, set against the AIDS crisis but a real person, in today's world? I had to read it. Adding to this already rare subject matter, was a diverse cast, dealing with topics of both race and sexuality.

But ultimately I think I loved the concept more than the execution.

This story reads a little like SIMON VS THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA
Melanie  Brinkman
Understanding is uplifting and unifying. Understanding is underrated and underdone.

Starting over at a new school is never easy, but this time things will be different. This time Simone is making real friends, a name for herself as the student director of Rent, and maybe even falling in love with a boy who makes her feel like the queen of the world. The last thing she needs is for anyone to find out that she's HIV-positive, because the last time someone did, the fallout was unbearable.

Just as thi
Rebecca McNutt
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt, fiction, young-adult
At first, I wasn't sure that I would like this book. I'd seen it a lot over the holidays at bookstores, and it was promoted as being explicit over taboo issues. However, while there is some sexual content in Full Disclosure, I wouldn't necessarily call it "explicit" more than raising awareness about issues that readers might want to learn without talking down to them or patronizing them. Aside from Degrassi Junior High and some early 2000's film called Girl, Positive, this is also one of the fir ...more
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley and Random House Children for providing and ARC of this book for an honest review.

This book takes place in this day and age where HIV and Aids is around and we know more about the disease but people are still scared to be around people who have it. When Simone is transferred to a new school all she wants is to be normal and keep her secret. Then she is fast falling for a classmate Miles and she struggles with telling him the truth or keeping her secret. Then a mysterious let
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020


This book had so many incredibly important conversations about LGBT themes and being HIV positive. This book would be an excellent introduction to education on the subject.

But: this was not very well written. As I described it in my reading vlog, it felt like a textbook story. Ya know how theres sometimes a story that goes along with each chapter in a textbook where they use the same characters to explore new ideas or vo
Vicky Again
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book was so wonderful--such a lovely story of a really genuine and relatable teen and i'm SO excited to see what garrett writes next.
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to MissBecka by: sue
I loved that the author chose an HIV positive MC.
There are still so many stigmas attached to HIV & AIDS that it was a delight to read about a teenager just living life.
The writing and story are decent with enough drama to keep things interesting.
This is something I would LOVE to see added to high school health class syllabuses.
It is a wonderful way to start a conversation about HIV & AIDS (along other important content) and get that information to teens in a digestible format.
So good, so full of voice, so feels like it was written by an actual (brilliant) teen in all the best ways.
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
One of my Christmas gifts!
I have a good feeling about this one 💖.
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of FULL DISCLOSURE by Camryn Garrett in exchange for my honest review.***


Born HIV positive, Simone lives in fear her classmates will discover her condition, like in her old school and she’ll be forced to start over again. Her overprotective fathers can’t protect her from school bullies. Simone has best friends, is directing the school musical and maybe a boy interested in her. Then a letter threatening to expose her H
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“My HIV isn’t a threat to you, but your ignorance is a threat to me.”

- tw: HIV status outing, queer used as an umbrella term
- Follows Simone, an HIV+ teen, as she explores her sexual freedom, her sexual identity (questioning being bi), her friendships and her first boyfriend
- Challenges the stigmas and misinformation about people with HIV 👏🏼👏🏼
- As well as touches on micro aggressions towards black women
- I’m so passionate about sex education so I love how wholly sex positive this is fro
Cody Roecker
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
now that this is FINALLY announced I can write a little thing about it:

i love this book more than life itself, lets be real. I've never read a book like it.

Searing with heart and filled to the brim with humor, Camryn Garrett's debut is a needed addition to the YA canon and is absolutely unputdownable, unforgettable, and so incredibly special.

full disclosure: i came up with the title for this book. you seriously won't want to miss it.
Rec-It Rachel
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BEST. BOOK. EVER. I loved it, of course. I can't wait for the world to read it.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I beta read this and IT WAS AMAZING. I can't wait for the world to read it too.
kav (xreadingsolacex)
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not to be dramatic but Full Disclosure is one of the best books I have ever read and Cam deserves the whole entire world.

Full Disclosure is a raw and funny debut novel by an incredibly talented young author, Camryn Garrett. This debut is a YA contemporary about Simone Garcia-Hampton, a Black, possibly bisexual, teenage girl who happens to be HIV+. Simone's HIV+ status weighs on her because she feels forced to keep it a secret, but things start looking up for her when her crush Miles seems to lik
Jessica | Booked J
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Review can be found here at Booked J.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

First things first: Full Disclosure is a remarkable standout. In my entire lifetime, I've never seen such a poignant exploration of what it means to be living HIV positive. Camryn Garrett is one of THE next great literary voices and if she wasn't on your radar already, she will
Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
I enjoyed this book. While it required some suspense of disbelief via some scenes (e.g. more people than not accepting her disclosure), the book is heartfelt and well-researched. Camryn Garrett performed a great feat of writing about a topic many refuse to touch to this day.

She discussed HIV, disclosure and its possible consequences, sexual orientation and its various forms, sexuality, responsible sexuality (e.g. condom usage), racism, classism, and gentrification. She offers, in a manner to whi
Yesenia Juarez
Good story, would be wonderful for the audience it’s intended for. It would be a great teaching tool.
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