Full Disclosure
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'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 Details

TitleFull Disclosure
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 29th, 2019
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781984829955
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, LGBT, Fiction

Full Disclosure Review

  • Camryn
    January 1, 1970
    I personally find this brilliant.
  • Mark O'Brien
    January 1, 1970
    THE BEST BOOK I'VE YET TO READICONICMASTERFULCAMRYN GARRETT IS THE QUEEN OF THE MULTIVERSETHANKS FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    January 1, 1970
    listen, I added this book on Goodreads because of how fantastic the concept is. and only then did I realize this IS, in fact, the same Camryn as is one of my favorite twitter mutuals? holy shit
  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewEven 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| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy
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  • Dahlia
    January 1, 1970
    So good, so full of voice, so feels like it was written by an actual (brilliant) teen in all the best ways.
  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    I beta read this and IT WAS AMAZING. I can't wait for the world to read it too.
  • Rachel Strolle
    January 1, 1970
    incredible
  • Cody Roecker
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Ava
    January 1, 1970
    BEST. BOOK. EVER. I loved it, of course. I can't wait for the world to read it.
  • Sarah (A French Girl)
    January 1, 1970
    The author had an interview on her website explaining how she got the idea for this book. During the interview she mentioned that HIV was no different than asthma or diabete and that she wanted her character to explore her sexuality to full potential. I suppose that the author is not yet out of her teens. Nonetheless, this is seriously concerning. Does the author honestly not realize the danger of HIV or the fact that an HIV positive person can actually infect someone that isn't? Or that yes, wh The author had an interview on her website explaining how she got the idea for this book. During the interview she mentioned that HIV was no different than asthma or diabete and that she wanted her character to explore her sexuality to full potential. I suppose that the author is not yet out of her teens. Nonetheless, this is seriously concerning. Does the author honestly not realize the danger of HIV or the fact that an HIV positive person can actually infect someone that isn't? Or that yes, while HIV positive teens deserves to be treated with respect like anybody else, dating someone with this illness has serious life implications, sometimes disastrously so? It change everything from having children, to getting sick, having surgery...etc.Frankly, I see people and their pitchforks for books like the Blood Heir or calling out editors for not doing a good job screening problematic content, but in my opinion a book like this is much more concerning. Reading the blurb and the author's interview, it kind of feel like cheap drama grafted from a serious topic and a teen misleading other teens, though not on purpose. Not saying that it shouldn't be published or anything like that, but HIV is a very serious topic.And when I read things like that, "Eventually, I started wondering what it would be like to be a horny teenager with HIV. I wanted to create a really confident, young woman who knew exactly what she wanted, especially regarding sex. That’s where Simone came in," I just feel a bit unsettled. Like, is this honestly all that there is to be HIV positive? I don't know it just seem childish...and cheap to me. Saying this, this is a work of fiction, so the author is free to write anything she wants! BTW, I don't want to discourage anyone from reading the book. Who know? Maybe, I'm wrong and it'll turn out to be really good! But these are just my *thoughts* (for now).
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  • Melanie (bookswritinghappiness)
    January 1, 1970
    03-23-18 | I just saw Becky Albertalli tweet about this book and it sounds really really great!! There is no other book out there right now that’s anything like this one, so i’m excited to see the impact it has on the world. I’m looking forward to reading it : )
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  • Lauren Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Vika
    January 1, 1970
    IM EXCITED!!! YES SIS YOU WROTE A BOOK AND I GET TO READ IT SOON!!!
  • Laina SpareTime
    January 1, 1970
    CAAAAAAM!!!
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I found the first chapter of this book to be problematic regarding the visit to the GYN Dr. for first time. Dad went with her, even though teen expressed her discomfort. Nurse said "We aren't going to do a vaginal exam today.." but then told teen to take off her underwear and put on gown. Dad was still in room, she changed behind curtain. Dr. comes in asks questions that are very awkward for teen re: sex with dad there, and then says we'll do the breast exam now with DAD STILL IN THE ROOM. A) if I found the first chapter of this book to be problematic regarding the visit to the GYN Dr. for first time. Dad went with her, even though teen expressed her discomfort. Nurse said "We aren't going to do a vaginal exam today.." but then told teen to take off her underwear and put on gown. Dad was still in room, she changed behind curtain. Dr. comes in asks questions that are very awkward for teen re: sex with dad there, and then says we'll do the breast exam now with DAD STILL IN THE ROOM. A) if no vaginal exam, no need for underwear off B) teen expressed discomfort and dr didn't ask dad to leave C) teen should not be changing or have breast exam with dad in the room. The rest of the book has a lot of potential and addresses a very important topic. I urge the publishers to edit the first chapter to repair the issues. I would have rated this higher without those. My concern is that a teen reading this may think this is typical of a gyno appt, and it is NOT. This could result in teen allowing inappropriate actions at dr visit after reading this. - From advanced review copy
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  • Flor Méndez
    January 1, 1970
    Me encantó la temática: creo que es necesaria en la literatura, y más en el YA. El HIV y toda ETS necesita ser más difundida porque he escuchado a gente de 20+ básicamente afirmar que cogen con forro sólo para no tener un embarazo no deseado. Como si las ETS fueran un invento, como el cuco.Por eso mismo quería que este libro me gustara mucho, pero le encontré algunos problemas que no me dejaron disfrutarlo para nada.1) Las notas que la protagonista recibe tienen protagonismo for like 2 seconds d Me encantó la temática: creo que es necesaria en la literatura, y más en el YA. El HIV y toda ETS necesita ser más difundida porque he escuchado a gente de 20+ básicamente afirmar que cogen con forro sólo para no tener un embarazo no deseado. Como si las ETS fueran un invento, como el cuco.Por eso mismo quería que este libro me gustara mucho, pero le encontré algunos problemas que no me dejaron disfrutarlo para nada.1) Las notas que la protagonista recibe tienen protagonismo for like 2 seconds después se olvida de ellas hasta que recibe la siguiente muchos capítulos después. (A la persona culpable la descubrí la primera vez que apareció en una escena, pero eso puede ser porque sea una hinchapelotas que se fija hasta en los más mínimos detalles).2) Me parece que la discriminación hacia la protagonista de parte de los compañeros de su novio está de más. No digo que no pase (pordió, jamás negaría la existencia del racismo), sino que sólo sucede en una escena que, IMHO, está sólo para que esta problemática aparezca. Se pelean un poquito y al segundo se olvidan, sigue todo como siempre. 3) El tema principal es el sexo con HIV, porque la protagonista ya es casi adulta y quiere dejar de ser controlada por sus padres, quiere tener novio, quiere acercarse lo más posible a la normalidad. Pero más allá de un par de escenas de sexo oral y muchos (muchos, demasiados) comentarios sobre querer tener sexo, la abstinencia es el mensaje, aunque no sea eso a lo que se va en un principio. Ya lo dije en Twitter hace unos meses: la política de "la abstinencia es lo mejor" es peligrosa; no educa en materia de sexualidad, y al final tenés a más parejas adolescentes embarazadas que si los sentás a hablar de cómo se hacen los bebés, cómo y por qué hay que usar forro, y cómo vivir su sexualidad de la forma más segura posible tanto para esa persona como para su pareja.Creo que Full Disclosure se queda cortísimo en eso; si bien por ejemplo se mencionan los preservativos femeninos, cosa que AGRADEZCO porque pareciera que no existen, el tema de la abstinencia me pareció la clave para mandarle 2/5. Si esto se hubiera tratado con un poco más de conciencia sobre quién lo va a leer y qué mensaje debería llegarle, además de manejar mejor la línea argumental de las notitas, lo subía a un 3.5/5 sin dudar. Una lástima.
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  • Joanna
    January 1, 1970
    Overall I thought this was a really good, important book. The setup is reminiscent of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda in that the protagonist is blackmailed with a secret and the obvious themes of queerness and coming to terms with and owning your sexuality. This isn’t a long book, and so there are some plot points that felt a bit rushed. After Miles comes into the picture, Lydia and Claudia do seem to disappear for a while, literally forgotten about by the protagonist, while Claudia remarks o Overall I thought this was a really good, important book. The setup is reminiscent of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda in that the protagonist is blackmailed with a secret and the obvious themes of queerness and coming to terms with and owning your sexuality. This isn’t a long book, and so there are some plot points that felt a bit rushed. After Miles comes into the picture, Lydia and Claudia do seem to disappear for a while, literally forgotten about by the protagonist, while Claudia remarks on that, mentioning Simone’s been ignoring texts. The drama between them in the middle just felt kind of pointless. Also I worried that the blackmailer was going to be Jesse, because I didn’t enjoy that the gay character is the one who “outs” Simone, partially because he has a crush on her straight boyfriend. There are other gay characters so I think this makes it better but it’s still a little suspect, particularly his motives. However, this is a minor complaint, and I genuinely enjoyed the book and highly recommend it!!
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  • Cassandra
    January 1, 1970
    Review Coming
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Occasionally sappy and fairly predictable (a little generic teen fiction), but decent mix of characters and a happy ever after ending, and a very positive portrayal of being HIV positive
  • Christine Hoenig Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book! This is one of the best books I’ve read in 2019.
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