Single mom Kate O’Donnell is living her worst nightmare. Her young daughter, Clara, who has a medical condition that doesn’t allow her to be vaccinated, becomes critically ill when one of her classmates, Lauren-whose family chose not to vaccinate-contracts and spreads the virus. While Lauren has no trouble recovering from the disease, Clara’s condition worsens. With time spent by her daughter’s bedside, Kate loses her job and slides deeper into medical debt. But when another school parent points the blame at Lauren’s mother, Lucy, and the media begins an attack, we see two very different views on parenting and how badly things can spin out of control when all either of these two women wanted was to keep their daughters safe. (From Goodreads)
I give this book, 5 stars!!
Let me start off this review by saying, I adore books that cause a stir, that are full of controversy, and that make readers debate the topic, i.e. All The Ugly And Wonderful Things By Brynn Greenwood. That book caused a ripple in the book world, and I am absolutely certain this one will too.
The Pro and Anti Vaccination debate is a heated one, and I honestly understand both sides. As does the author of this book. She did such a fantastic job with this topic, covering all view points, and wrote about something so heartbreaking with grace, and perfection. I actually did cry at one point in this book. As a mother of four, I cannot imagine watching one of my babies getting sick, and going through everything that this child in the story went through. It pull’s at your heart-strings, and makes you realize that every mom makes a decision for her children, and her family with their best interest at heart. Weather that be, vaccinating our not. Melissa Hill gave both sides a voice, and suggests, that instead of judging, realize people do things with good intentions and sometimes bad things happen.
There is a lot to this book, and a lot not mentioned in the summary, so I am going to end my review here as to not spoil it. But Guys, this book comes out on August 22nd, I would dare to say, this book is a must read!