My pick this week..."My Life After Now" by Jessica Verdi
Expected Release Date: April, 2013
Lucy just had the worst week ever. Seriously, mega bad. And suddenly, it’s all too much—she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of.
And now her life will never be the same. Now, how will she be able to have a boyfriend? What will she tell her friends? How will she face her family? Now, every moment is a precious gift. She never thought being positive could be so negative. But now, everything’s different…because now she’s living with HIV.
My students always request YA contemporary...throw in an angst-ridden protagonist and they are hooked. Can't WAIT to get my hands on this.