Tuesday, January 22, 2008
By Deborah Davis
13 year old Lacy is an avid swimmer, but her life is turned upside-down when her 25 year old brother Jack comes home sick... with AIDS.
Their parents want Lacy to keep Jack's illness (and gayness) a secret, and just live her life like nothing's wrong. But watching her brother get worse and worse makes everything feel wrong, and Lacy can't stay silent anymore.
One of the first YA novels to deal with AIDS, Deborah published this in 1984.
Check out this very moving "behind the story" post on Deborah's website, delving into her process and emotions around writing this book!
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