This was a great mix of science , the story of HeLa and the impacts on her family. I think it also brings up social issues and debates about science and our history with blacks.
This book is so well written and interesting. The acting and narration makes it easy to follow what may seem a tough topic.
The story is going to change the way you view the world. It's that simple.
So well done. Their voices were prefect. Their sense of timing amazing. They just know how to do this.
So many moments. I can't imagine how sad I would be steal the beauty of this story by revealing my wonder, my anger, my surprise, fury, and delight. It's a masterpiece. I loved listening to it.
I wish we could go back and time a truly meet this immortal woman and ask her she feels about the contributions she has made to science, technology and life as we know it. I was most frustrated to learn how little the laws protected Henrietta then, and how little the laws protect us now.
Science Nerd, Army Veteran, Small Business Owner, Happy Wife, Dog Mommy, Horrible Rugby Player. Zombie lit is my guilty pleasure
This book should be required reading for all bio, chem, med, well heck all college students. This was so well written and reminds us that behind every cell is a person and a story. Also that behind every person are cells. I hope that Mrs. Lacks would find this book to be the fitting tribute she never got for her unbelievable contribution to modern medicine and research.
Interesting story outlining a compelling piece of medical research history and a perspective of important but disturbing historical events. Brings up interesting ethical questions.
I never expected this book to be what it is. It's an eye opening, educational book about medical research on human cells told with a heart warming back story of a family's struggles to find the truth.
This novel was a beautifully written account of the tragedy faced by Henrietta Lacks and her family. I won't ruin the story by providing us boiler here, but with each chapter, I was left wanting more. I loved how Skloot interwove the science and the family history throughout the novel. I would definitely recommend this book.
Very emotional and effective storytelling by Rebecca and narrators. Truly a eye opening impact on culture and the medical profession, even to this day.
this entire story could have been written in one chapter however it seems that since the writer took 10 years to research it she found it necessary to make it a complete book. additionally the narrator sounds like she is perpetually on the verge of crying throughout the story which I found very distracting.