Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The mother of a young man with AIDS tells his story based on the journal which she kept throughout their experiences with his illness. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The mother of a young man with AIDS tells his story based on the journal which she kept throughout their experiences with his illness.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up. A disturbing story, and not because it is about AIDS. In a third-person narrative, Reese presents her son's life story based on her personal journal and the young man's writings. The result is a highly controlled view of a troubled youth that substitutes rationalization for insight. Enough information is presented for readers to know that there are problems with alcohol in the family, but the effects of this disease aren't explored in the narrative and the context for Nick's drug and alcohol abuse is lost. The idea that a teen who runs away from home continually and moves from foster home to juvenile-detention center to psychiatric ward is merely working out his need to be his own person or is restless, is an example of the kind of rationalizations given here for extreme behaviors. The mother is particularly off-putting. She always has the answer for everything from prescribing medications, to helping her son define his sexuality, to gauging his spiritual growth. This presentation doesn't come across as much as a struggle with AIDS as a struggle for control. The human insight and understanding expected from a biography is all but absent. While one does not doubt that Trevor was a talented and intelligent young man, readers can not help feeling that this isn't the whole story. Michael Thomas Ford's The Voices of AIDS (Morrow, 1995) and Ryan White and Ann Marie Cunningham's Ryan White (Dial, 1991) are more compelling biographies about teens infected with AIDS.?Melissa Gross, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
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