I first picked up this book just so I would have a book to read for my report. After "chewing" this book, I thought it was a pretty good read. My favorite character would have to be Eddie because he is so annoying, but you can't live without him. If I had to choose a second favorite character, it would be between Lacey and Jack. If you have read this book you would know that Lacey is the main character and Jack is her brother. Lacey is a very passionate swimmer and loves the sport. But soon her world of swimming all day and playing with friends comes to a sudden stop. Her parents receive a letter from Jack that says he has AIDS. This begins the life of Lacey with a brother who has AIDS. Throughout the story Lacey is tormented by this sudden happenstance. Her parents tell her not to broadcast to her friends that Jack has AIDS. This command tears Lacey from the inside out and makes her very skittish around her friends. Eventually Lacey has to get it out, and confesses Jack's illness to her best friend Emma.
My favorite scene in this book would have to be when Jack comes home because he needs medication and care. Lacey is so overjoyed that he is home, she immediately starts questioning Jack like a lawyer. Then she takes a good look at Jack and realizes that his eyes are sunken in and he looks terrible. In the rest of the book, the family has to take care of Jack day and night.
Overall, I thought this book was O.K., for a book on this subject. Davis did a great job of depicting the emotions and capturing that certain tone.