The Beat Goes On

Adele Minchin

No. of pages 224

Great for age

People don't want to talk about it. they're scared they might catch it....nobody realizes that there are people like Emma out there who have just had a bit of bad luck from one careless mistake.

At fifteen shy Leyla looks up to her sixteen-year-old cousin, Emma. Beautiful, confident, and popular with boys, Emma seems to have it all. But when Emma learns that she's HIV positive after having unprotected sex just once, Leyla must be the strong one. Supporting her cousin through all the changes, even teaching music to kids in Emma's support group, Leyla promises to keep it all a secret. But when Leyla's gorgeous new boyfriend thinks condoms are optional, and Emma's health begins to decline, Leyla realizes people will never be safe unless they are aware. Will she find the courage to speak out and make people understand?


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The Beat Goes On was written by Adele Minchin. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

Tags: HIV, HIV positive and unprotected sex

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