To begin with, I have to mention that the last blog was the first time I've blogged ever (if you already couldn't tell).
When I first heard that we had to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, I thought that it didn't sound very interesting at all but as they say you cannot judge a book by its cover or its name for that matter. I began reading it and right away I was thankful that I took Biology just this past school year. Biology was helpful in understanding the talk of cells and carcinoma.
The book is already interesting and I've barely reached the second chapter. I have a feeling that this book will bring up a lot of different beliefs and opinions of people. In other words the book isn't black and white but in shades of gray. Was it right to take her cells? Well that's a matter of beliefs and opinions. Does her soul still live within those cells? Another matter of beliefs. I begin to question mine in whether I think it's right or wrong and I always seem to find myself on the fence.
I'll have to read more and I wonder if the author is going to sway one's beliefs either way or if she'll simply state the facts. I guess I'll have to see.