Top positive review
An awesome read!
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
A definite MUST READ!!
I never post recommendations (everyone has their own tastes, and usually I don't try to push my tastes on others), but I can't pass this up. It has been a long time since I picked up a book and did not want to put it back down, again, until I finished. I highly recommend The Ones We Choose, by Julie Abbott Clark. Similar to Henrietta Lacks in that science is interwoven into the story, but in a very understandable (but not condescending) way for a lay person...beautifully written with real and relatable characters...intriguing and interesting, without absurd or outlandish storylines. From the jacket description (with which I completely agree!): "With grace and humor, Julie Clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us."