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An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. POSITIVE is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators --- a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate deeply.
Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined her. One day in middle school, she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status --- and within hours the bullying began. Paige was never sure when or from where the next text, taunt, or hateful message would come. Then one night, desperate for escape, 15-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills.
That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's memoir calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion over cruelty --- and above all, to be Positive.

Positive: A Memoir
by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin

  • Publication Date: August 26, 2014
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0062342517
  • ISBN-13: 9780062342515


Angela from Seneca, SC
Brittany from Jackson, MI
Elizabeth from Sioux Falls, SD
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Rachel from Jenkintown, PA