This book first sparked my interest a few months ago at my local bookshop. At first I did not pick it up, but I began to see it everywhere so I finally picked it up and I am glad that I did.
This book is a narrative told by Kathy, you learn about her growing up with her friends at a boarding school. She is telling the stories of her life years down the road when this is all but a memory. Some of these memories are mournful and hurt when she recalls then while others are filled with happiness and bring the reader joy.
I will be honest this book started very, very painstakingly slow. I almost put it down and never picked it up again. Then about a third into it the book took a very sharp left turn and I was sucked in and couldn’t put it down until I was done. This book ended up being a little twisted and brought about a conversation on ethics and the progression of science and medical breakthroughs. This book is one that really got me to think and reflect long after I put it down. I think the story of Kathy and her friends will stay with me.
I have this story a 4/5 star rating. The reason it does not have a 5 star rating was because the beginning was so slow for me. I have been recommending this to many of my friends. I think this is something that most people would be able to read and will walk away with something. This book is a rare gem. It currently has 3.79 out of 274,705 ratings on GoodReads. I think a majority of this comes from DNFs or the slow beginning. I would say power through the start; it is well worth it in the end.