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Positive: A Memoir

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Positive: A Memoir

Paige has been HIV-positive since birth, but growing up that was never The Thing that defined her. It was just one facet of her life, like competing in beauty pageants or making the honor roll. But in middle school, in a moment in which she was attempting to console a friend, Paige disclosed her HIV-positive status. Relentlessly bullied from then on, Paige suffered from stress-related seizures, she cut herself and her normally athletic frame withered to a mere 81 pounds. One night, desperate for escape, Paige swallowed 15 sleeping pills --- one for each year of her life. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. In this dazzling memoir, Paige tells the deeply personal yet universal story of how she managed to overcome the trauma of persistent bullying by choosing compassion over cruelty, and how she resolved to fight daily on behalf of others in her place.

Positive: A Memoir
by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin

  • Publication Date: August 26, 2014
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0062342517
  • ISBN-13: 9780062342515