The Beat Goes On by Adele Minchin (High School)-- Fifteen-year-old Leyla has always looked up to her outgoing cousin, Emma, but when Emma learns she is HIV positive after having unprotected sex just once, Leyla must be the strong one and support her cousin.*
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives . as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback. Thank you, for finally summing up my life so me !