The people in this book are so real, so human. I cried on and off throughout the entire book. The story is told from the POV of 7 of the main characters (using a few different fonts/typefaces to help differentiate between the stories).
Anna was genetically engineered to be a perfect match for her cancer-ridden older sister. Since birth, the 13-year-old has donated platelets, blood, her umbilical cord, and bone marrow as part of her family's struggle to lengthen Kate's life. Anna is now being considered as a kidney donor in a last-ditch attempt to save her 16-year-old sister.As this compelling story opens, Anna has hired a lawyer to represent her in a medical emancipation suit to allow her to have control over her own body.
Not everyone on amazon liked the book, but it seems like they agreed that this story will definitely make you think. And it did that for sure.
I have to pack the kitchen today and do laundry. Most of the packing seems to be done though! Yay!
Yes, I'm doing something non-packing for my birthday too. Claudia and I are going to go out to dinner. I wish gas prices weren't so high or I'd go driving around Elbert county and enjoy the openness of it all.
I have a bunch of Freecycle people coming over today so I guess I should get showered and dressed soon. I'll post later about the book I read until 2:30 am. :D
Dave has this cool app he wrote for people doing giveaways. He prodded me to use it for the huge list of stuff I put on Parker Freecycle and boy it cut down my email by a ton!
My list o' stuff (mostly claimed).
It was a lot of fun watching stuff get grabbed. Thanks, Dave!
What blah stuff. I'm making good progress though, but it's a bit lonely. My cat is not very chatty or helpful. Good thing she's so cute! I moved her cat stand and she got all possessive and immediately laid on it. Silly girl.
Time for some lunch and then back at the packing.
Update: Lunch was followed by an unplanned nap. I'm making good progress though. I think I'll leave the kitchen stuff for tomorrow and go work on the last closet that needs help.
[Link provided by the sleep deprived Points...]
BELOIT COLLEGE'S MINDSET LIST® FOR THE CLASS OF 2009
Most students entering college this fall were born in 1987.
1. Andy Warhol, Liberace, Jackie Gleason, and Lee Marvin have always been dead.
2. They don't remember when "cut and paste" involved scissors.
3. Heart-lung transplants have always been possible.
4. Wayne Gretzky never played for Edmonton.
5. Boston has been working on the "The Big Dig" all their lives.
6. With little need to practice, most of them do not know how to tie a tie.
7. Pay-Per-View television has always been an option.
8. They never had the fun of being thrown into the back of a station wagon with six others.
9. Iran and Iraq have never been at war with each other.
10. They are more familiar with Greg Gumbel than with Bryant Gumbel.