Friends you depend on when life gets rough or you need someone to share your successes with. Donatee immediately steps forward to give one of hers. She captures the both the wonder and terror of motherhood--and the rift it sometimes causes in a marriage. I enjoyed this novel a lot more than I expected to! In fact that seemed to be a common thread with many of the characters-no one would just come out and say what they wanted to say. The book is alternately narrated by Ali, Cora, and Letty.
To view it, I found this book lying in the basement untouched. However, Cora has a secret that could change all of their lives forever. I really liked how the story was kind of predictable for me, but turned out totally different. I asked him to go. But Cora has a secret that could not only change Ali's plans for the future, but tear apart her life right now.
It's enjoyable enough, if you want something to read that you can skim through and not get too involved. Along comes Letty, who, when the novel opens, is fourteen years old and ready to begin her life an a young woman. Check out Luxury Reading for more fabulous book reviews and giveaways and join the SheKnows Book Club — completely free and online — to chat with Luxury Reading and our other official book bloggers on all things books! The female bond prevailed over the relationships with the male characters. It is real emotion, real decisions and real outcomes to the decisions we make. So, in steps Cora to give Ali what she needs most to fulfill her mommy dreams. It tells the life long story of two highschool friends, Ali and Cora, and how their friendship was taken to another level by Cora's donation of eggs to Ali, for her to conceive.
People, who would otherwise go without the opportunity to have a family, if they chose to, now are able to. It had been awhile so I was trying to think of the story line again and debate whether I wanted to read it again. This greatly added to their relatability. After not being certain of the story line I decided to read it again. But she veered down another path altogether and I ultimately loved the turn it took.
Thanks to modern reproductive technology-and the gift of her friend Cora's eggs-Ali Gutierrez is the mother of a fourteen-year-old daughter. The characters in this book were all very relatable, and I felt completely drawn into their collective story. I am a pansy when it comes to books about friendships. Ali is extremely thankful for the gift of life Cora gave to her. I felt so dedicated to the characters that as I could see that the book was ending, I started to worry that there was no way that everything could be resolved in time. Fast forward to present time. Related content: Kiernan's about meeting the kids that inspired a character from her last novel.
Regrettable but hey didn't we too. Now, as Letty turns fifteen, Ali years to have another child and wants to use the remaining embryos. If you find documents that should not be here please report them A provocative new novel about birth, death, and the stuff in between, from the award-winning author of Catching Genius. I loved the realness of the relationships, especially the friendship between Cora and Ali, since Cora was the one that gave Ali her special daughter, because without her help, she wouldn't have been able to have Letty. Ali and Cora are the best of friends. Thanks to modern reproductive technology-and the gift of her friend Cora's eggs-Ali Gutierrez is the mother of a fourteen-year-old daughter.
Mix in daughter age 14 dating an older boy, has sex for the first time with boy who sells pot just to put gas in his car--so that's all right! Best friend has genetic disease and needs a transplant. Ali is extremely thankful for the gift of life Cora gave to her. The only person in the world who could have stopped me from lying right down on the table and insisting they take my kidney now was Letty. It shows how strong a relationship is between two people who have been friends since they were little. It was an emotional read though - I teared up a few times, but I never felt manipulated into empathizing with these three-dimensional characters. I didn't just read this book, I absolutely devoured it.
Change and secrets complicate all these relationships. From the characters to the story to the way it was written. It's a very quick read and I had a hard time putting it down. Ali and her childhood love and husband Benny wanted a baby even though Ali's eggs were not viable. Based on the synopsis I thought this book was going to be more about the trials of having a baby and about friendship between Ali and Cora. Sixty pages from the end, I was convinced that I had the rest of the novel figured out. I found a strong interest by just reading the back cover.