• Type: Books
  • By: Megan Giddings
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062913197
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What would you sacrifice to keep a loved one alive?

In Giddings debut Lena’s family is drowning in medical debt and she can’t see any other way to help her chronically ill mother than to drop out of college and find work. In the process of job hunting she receives a too good to be true offer to participate in secret research trials in a remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. Over the course of her time at Lakewood she must rethink what she would sacrifice of her own health for the sake of her mother’s. Eerily reminiscent of Henrietta Lacks, the Tuskegee experiments, and other unethical human subject experiments—specifically focusing on Brown bodies. Thought-provoking, really creepy, and maybe a little too possible. Recommended!