My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure

My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure

by Shawn Decker

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My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
IndygoGirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hemophilia, HIV+ at a young age, a death sentence, stigma, illness, a broken relationship... An unfunny situation told with such humour and grace you can't help but laugh. Shawn Decker's take on his life and illness is refreshing, compelling, and at no point does he play the pity card. Fascinating and fun - highly recommend.
sara_k on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Shawn Decker has hemophilia and while being treated for various bleeds with blood products he was infected with two hepatitus viruses and HIV. Yes, it sucks and is unfair. Yes, there was school district discrimination and lots of community muttering. Shawn Decker shows us his own personal totally human way through the years. It is easy for disconnected adults to say that an HIV+ person (positoid!) should inform all partners about the HIV status and it another for a teenager to determind the point where a potential or active girlfriend needs to know.It's a sad and amusing tale and I laughed very hard at the pictures...mostly because the clothing and hairstyles reminded me strongly of my youth. This is no preachy or maudlin tale. It is a book of regular life with a positoid view.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a quick read, very sweet, and the writer's voice is very real and distinctive. A great message of optimism, and more than a few laughs along the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the hardships that he has faced throughout his life Shawn Decker has shown that it is possible to be positive, happy, and accepting- even when those around him did not understand or accept him themselves. Through this book Shawn uses his humor and intelligence to teach not only about HIV but about how to be a better human. As someone who has suffered through hardships of their own I know what a difficult task this can be yet Shawn pulls it off effortlessly and with grace. This book so captured my mind and my heart I read it in one sitting. I laughed, I cried, and I learned. Everyone should read this book.