Friday, December 3, 2010

Half Brother


I loved this book! Set in 1973, the story deals with the controversial issues of animal testing, psychology and family. The main character, Ben, welcomes a chimp into the family as a brother. But then when his dad loses his research grant, tough decisions have to be made. Ben is put through an emotional wringer.

The story is incredibly poignant and really illustrates the huge strides science has made in the last 40 years.

Wow.

1 comment:

Anne Bennett said...

I LOVE this book, too. I just finished it this past week having listened to it on audiobooks with my family. Here's my review:
http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/half-brother-by-kenneth-oppel.html