The Beauty that Is Us - K.J. Boye 2.5 stars. Needs a good editing. I'm not sure why HIV was incorporated into the story as it didn't really impact it. The MC wants to be a nurse yet the HIV issue didn't come up at all in regards to that, and he had chemo with little issue (I was expecting a treatment that compromised the immune system to have more of an effect on someone with HIV). And the relationship between the MCs always felt like it was on the verge of... something. But it never seemed to quite get there. It never grew throughout any of the challenges they faced, and Adrian felt very one-dimensional.