Thursday, August 21, 2014
Book Review: "Positive: A Memoir" by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin
Paige's story is heartbreaking, anger-inducing, and completely inspiring. The writing is completely accessible for younger or reluctant readers. I can't even wrap my head around the bullying that Paige was subject to... that kind of behavior is unfathomable to me. But it happens, and it continues to happen which is worse. I want everyone to read this book - I already see myself becoming very vocal about this in my library and community - because everyone can learn from this. Teens and adults alike. Librarians and teachers will especially appreciate the listing of resources and facts at the back of the book related to HIV/AIDS and Bullying, though all readers will benefit from having that information readily available.
To Paige (though I'm sure she'll never see this) - You are such an amazing young woman. Thank you for being so brave and for sharing your story with the world. I wish you continued success in college and in life!
Positive: A Memoir
by Paige Rawls with Ali Benjamin
Source: ARC from a friend