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Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope

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Ana's story begins the day she is born with HIV, transmitted from her mother, who dies just a few years later. From then on, Ana's childhood becomes a blur of secrets--about her illness, her family,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Don't hate her because of who her father is

I think it's sad that in most of the negative reviews that it was about Mr.Bush rather than about the book. I think what Jenna is doing with her life is wonderful and it wasn't long ago that these same people were bashing her and her sister for being party girls. If you have issues with her father that's one thing but she doesn't control her father. As for the writing in the book..I do think it's silly to say it's written poorly and that it's not enough to hold a readers attention. IT WAS WRITTEN FOR TEENS! Also, why not give credit where it's due. She is over there helping when she doesn't have to be. ALSO when is still living your life with the war going on a crime..aren't we all living? Planning a wedding is something she should be doing..why punish her! As for her "daddy not passing the bill on childrens healthcare" how would that help over there? that had to do with the U.S. I think it's a wonderful story and my 9 year old cared and wasn't forced to read it. SOME KIDS are raised to care about others and would want to read this.

A Journey of Hope -- A Story of Purpose

I read the first 50 pages of this book to a couple of high school classes today, along with the article about the book published in Newsweek. I was surprised by the empathic response from these 10th graders. Several were compelled to share their own stories of HIV/AIDs -- relatives who suffer from it, friends who've died from it. These are students in rural Oregon. How many of you would tell your friends if you were HIV-positive,I asked. Almost all said they would be too afraid to tell. Afraid of being shunned. Afraid of the shame they'd feel -- even if, like Ana, such shame is undeserved. Jenna Bush has written a compelling story, in a language that speaks to teens about a subject that remains taboo. Ana's Story should be required reading in schools across this nation.


I think Ana's story is a very powerful book. It opened my eyes to some hardships that people face. I think Jenna wrote a fabulous that everyone and their cousin should read. It inspires me to get up and do something. Whether it have to do with the plights like Ana;s or other troubles. Ana is an amazing girl to have been able to stay strong. To go through all that she did. This is truly a story of hope. Not only was the book great, the pictures were too. The photography took my breath away. My suggestion is to READ THIS BOOK!!!

Ana's Story Review

This book was so inspirational. It was very well written and the pictures were amazing. This book inspires us to forget about discrimination because even if you don't realize it, it can be very hurtful towards other people. This book inspired me to join the Gay-Straight Alliance in my school to eliminate discrimination against gays. Jenna was very passionate about this topic and that is what made this book so exceptional. This book will inspire you and open your eyes to a whole other world that we hardly even know exists. It will make you want to get out there and help in any way you can. I highly recommend this book.

-An Important Read-

Ana's Story is from Jenna Bush's work experience with UNICEF, and is gripping and sad at times....and doesn't let go. It's told with a very personal and raw feeling. It's a strong, hard look at young people living with HIV, and abuse, and is an important read for any young person today. It's an easy read, and a true surprise. Highly recommended.
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