Neha Sharma Sharma من عند Rolston, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18، المملكة المتحدة
I had to read this book for one of my classes, but I flew through it. At parts, the information presented got a bit redundant. But on the whole, Skloot did an amazing job presenting just how revolutionary this cell line was to science, while still managing to delve into the human aspect of the story. The glimpse into legal and ethical issues in medicine were explained simply enough to make sense to someone who knows nothing about it, with examples that illustrate how far tissue samples can advance scientific progress but how collecting the samples can impede on what many people view as the basic human right to their bodies. Skloot's dedication to the topic shows through the whole book, and the story wouldn't have been the same if it had been told by anyone else.
Helen Keller is truly amazing. She found so much joy in life from friendships, nature, literature, and by choosing not to dwell on her limitations (and they are more severe than I can imagine). This book provides a three-dimensional view of her life up to her early twenties: her own autobiography--and she is a gifted writer; her letters--incredible to see how quickly she picked up language; and her teacher, Miss Sullivan's account--so insightful. Seth was getting updates every day on Helen Keller while I read it, I was so fascinated that I had to share.
A great parody of reality shows...funny, clever, well-written.