The brilliant way that Rebecca Skloot wove together a journalistic (detached) narration of the story with her own coming of age (as a professional) story, the story of cancer research and treatment, description of racial tensions and poverty in Baltimore and in medicine...and the story of the resilient Lacks family. How did she do that?!
Debra. Passionate, determined, resilient, funny, careful...
Perfect accents. Consistency within characters that made it easy to navigate the book & stay focused on the amazing story. It was like hearing a play.
Yes, Debra's rape & the scene where the Austrian doctor shows Henrietta's cells to her grown children.
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