He Gets That From Me

Friedland, Jacqueline

  2 Reviews

By undertaking a successful surrogate pregnancy, Maggie Fisher ensures a better future for her husband and child, while helping create a family for dads Chip and Donovan Rigsdale. When twins Kai and Teddy are handed over, that should be the end of that, but a DNA test a decade later reveals some surprising results ... and that's when things get messy.

Narrated alternately by Maggie and Donovan, this suspenseful, believable story with its convincing characters cuts to the core of what makes a parent, and what makes a family.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"Very good read. Great for discussion."

"Although men feature strongly in this book, I think it would appeal more to women."

"All characters are well-drawn and convincing. The chapters written in various voices offer good contrast."

"The procedure for choosing the right surrogate is seen from both sides with all the attendant emotions."

"The story is never sentimental or mawkish and the characters are very real."

"Because both sides are skilfully drawn, the tension builds up, with no indication of which will win."

"The potential for discussion is huge with this book. I was really pleased I read it."



CHCH 555
Great subject, with N.Z. looking at these laws at the moment. One dimensional characters however, not 'fleshed out' enough, and the language didn't change between characters.
AUCK 422
This book raised many controversial and contemporary issues that engendered a very robust and interesting discussion.