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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  657 ratings  ·  265 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.
Hardcover, 288 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
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 ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, important, 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 ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ 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--
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
Apr 29, 2019 marked it as arcs-to-read
Recommended to Tucker by: Penguin Teen

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

Even if I never read the book*, I really want to meet the author! She seems like such a genuinely happy and fun person to be around!

*But I most certainly will

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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
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
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
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
So good, so full of voice, so feels like it was written by an actual (brilliant) teen in all the best ways.
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
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.
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.
Rec-It Rachel
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jessica | Booked J
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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 be
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely couldn’t resist this synopsis coupled with that gorgeous cover.

I love love loved Simone. She’s smart and silly and just wants to have a normal teenage experience. Her friends Lydia and Claudia are fantastic and Miles is so sweet. Simone’s dads are supportive and loving and I really enjoyed all of the scenes of the three of them together.

Plot wise, it’s interesting and informative and captivating. There are many effortlessly added mentions to the history of the AIDS epidemic. The
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I requested this book because it oozed the grabby vibes with a YA context of a HIV positive protagonist. This book had lots of important themes and it was generally educational to those who might not know much about the virus in the context of adolescence and sexual relationships. However, it terms of execution and connection to the characters, the narrative left me on the outside looking in, disconnected and wanting more.

The protagonist, Simone was a secure person on the cusp of womanhood but
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.
Neville Longbottom
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia, 2019
3.5 - Simone is HIV+ but hasn’t told any of her friends at her new school. When she starts dating a boy she knows she’ll need to tell him eventually. But before long someone is leaving threatening notes in her locker saying that she needs to dump Miles or else they’ll reveal her positive status.

I think this book does a lot of stuff really well. It has open discussions about sex, being queer, asexuality, masturbation, HIV, and race. It really puts the reader in Simone’s mindset of how scary it
I really enjoyed this! It's a very sex-positive book, full of insightful and important educational aspects. This doesn't necessarily make it a heavy read, though; it's also an often funny romcom about a teenage girl directing the school musical and falling in love for the first time.

My full review will be up on my blog soon.

Rep: questioning bisexual Black MC, gay parents (m/m), Black love interest, Black side character, Latinx side character, asexual lesbian side character, bisexual side
Lauren Taylor
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the way the author tackled the issues around being in high school and being HIV positive. It was really well done and I walked away knowing a lot more than I did. My only complaint was that some of the personal plot lines weren't as fully developed as I would have liked.
The Nerd Daily
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

This book left me speechless. This was a beautiful emotional journey that I won’t forget anytime soon, and will spark conversations about such an important topic. There aren’t many stories of teens who live with HIV positive status, and it’s important to explore the fear, anxiety, and other issues that come with this diagnosis. Not only did I get to know more about the virus, but I was able to understand a little more about what
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Tionna Kinglocke-Christian
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I finished this beauty, Full Disclosure by Camyrn Garrett was such a phenomenal read discussing sensitive topics that is rarely seen in books

Throughout the read we follow Simone a teenager born HIV positive who lives in constant fear of her peers finding out about her condition, like what happened to her at her previous school. After transitioning to a new school due to the trauma she experienced Simone starts making friends she can finally trust and a possible romance. Although Simone is
Sierra Elmore
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
this slaps!!
Tiffany Reads
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an incredible feat for a new author to take on such a heavy topic with sophistication and sensitivity. Bravo!
Ben Babcock
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, wndb, favorites
One of the most powerful debuts I've seen in a LONG time. Review coming closer to the release date!
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Only seventeen when she sold the book, Camryn Garrett already has an impressive online platform and journalistic presence. Camryn was selected as a Time for Kids reporter at the age of thirteen, and was featured by MTV as one of “8 Inspiring Teens Using Social Media to Change the World”. She has also written for Rookie and The Huffington Post, keeps a blog at For All the Girls Who Are Half ...more