As a teacher-librarian, I have the opportunity to read young adult books to share with my students. The list that I have provided will have an overview of the book and personal comments. They are on a Book-mercial style image to get a taste of the essence of the book.
This was a book I couldn't put down! Definitely needs to be in teen libraries. It's a saga story with despair and hope, a lot of adventure and plenty of fighting and insults and it's just great. The dialog runs true. The characters are all strong. This story is highly unpredictable and awesome. I can see why the author has won an award on her other works. This my first time reading anything by the author and give me more!
I haven't read the first book but this book gives you enough backstory to catch up. It's a strange concept. I got it from the book fair at school. It's entertaining but could be a challenge for some non-readers. There's a lot of concepts to sort out.
I loved, loved, loved this book. It was fun to read. I'm sad that the author died so young.
The characters in this book were crafted well. Dialog was snappy and true. Put this on your list if you like this kind of genre.
This would probably fit best in a college course or an AP science/biology class. The story is a bit muddied with so many other people's story. It would be interesting if the author had written one for children/teens and condense the story to just Henrietta Lacks.