The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Review)

I’m not sure what I expected from this book, but it wasn’t what I got.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was simply fantastic – way better than anything I had imagined.

I think that I was expecting a somewhat dry narrative about medical ethics gone awry and the things that our society have done to people over the years, focusing specifically on the case of Henrietta Lacks, aka HeLa. What Skloot wrote was, instead, a deeply personal look into the lives of Henrietta’s descendants and how the legacy of her cells has affected them.

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