We just read this one for book-club. Squeezed it in the year's calendar before the movie comes out this weekend. It tells the story of a family who genetically conceive a baby to be a perfect donor for their daughter with cancer. What a sad and compelling story. I know, it sounds like I just took that off the back of the book.... I don't think I often use the word "compelling". But I can't think of how else to describe it. I didn't know if the sadness would overwhelm the story too much for me to enjoy it, like too much jalapeno in my guacamole. But it didn't. Told from so many different perspectives, the reader doesn't suffer through the pain of say, the mother, the whole time, but instead is let into the affects the illness has on an entire family.
Ooohhh. I just reread that paragraph and it sounds totally depressing. But it was a good, good book.
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