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12-year-old Elena Barrios' father has AIDS, a new disease in 1991 with a 100% fatality rate. Rather than face certain ridicule and ostracism, Elena tells her friends anything but the truth, fabricating stories about her father being a writer and researcher. But the reality is that Elena resents her father's illness and can't face the fact that he is dying. When she is befriended by a woman named Ang who tells stories about her own father, Elena is transported into these stories, allowing her to experience them first hand. With Ang's help, Elena gains the courage to stand up to the bully at her school, mend her relationship with her father, and finally say goodbye.
Skyrocket Press, 9780986392474, 236pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2015
About the Author
Laurisa White Reyes is the author of The Celestine Chronicles series and The Crystal Keeper series. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Middle Shelf Magazine and the mother of five children. Visit her website at: www.laurisawhitereyes.com
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