This book is the nonfiction account of the first human immortal cells, “donated” by a woman name Henrietta Lacks. The author examines the role of race, socio-economics, medical ethics, and history centered around the HeLa cells. The book is very interesting (if you like nonfiction) and tells a story that needed to be told. Many questions are posed, few are answered and the reader is left to make some decisions for herself. I recommend Skloot’s book to anyone interested in medicine, biomedical research, or sociology.