I was engrossed by the AIDS epidemic at a very early age in the late 80s. Linda Elerby on Nick news was my source of information. As I watched kids across the United States and in Africa both dealing with this disease and fighting for those who fell victim to it... I wanted to know more and be apart of it..somehow.
When I was 12 I bought this book and not until today did I pick it up. It consists of seven testimonies of what it is like to face death with AIDS. It is not the stories so much as the reason they are telling them. The woman who compiled this book started an organization in the Netherlands for a buddy system for AIDS patients.
The book itself is translated from dutch poorly. Its a simple fast read that lies heavily on your heart when finished.