Reviews for Earthshine

Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995
Slim lives with her father, Mack, and his friend Larry. An out-of-work actor with an indomitable spirit, Mack is dying of AIDS. Nelson tries to cover as much ground as possible in her discussion of AIDS and the homophobia that surrounds it, but the deepest impact comes through observing, through Slim's eyes, its impact on her father and Larry. This social issue, painfully brought home, is what gives the story its power. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews