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Orphan Number Eight - Kim Van Alkemade

This was not the book that I was expecting it to be. I was expecting it to be kind of creepy. Well, way more creepy. But just because my expectations were not met does not mean I did not enjoy the book. It was more nonfiction with fiction thrown in here and there. It was informative, heartbreaking, eye opening, sad, emotional and compelling.

Orphans were being used as mice for experiments. While this story was a little extreme, it brought out the fact that this was commonplace back in the 1920's and 1930's. It also touched on the stigma of lesbianism and how (hard to believe) today's standards and practices have come a long way.

I did enjoy reading this book and I really felt sorry for Rachel. Times were tough when she was growing up and although she did have a hard life, she really did luck out a lot of times.

I truly do recommend this book if your into human feelings, tragedies and fortunes.