To vax, or not to vax ... that is the question. It might be a very personal question, but it is one whose answer can have unforeseen consequences for children, as Elizabeth and Bryony discover. From close friends and neighbours in an English village, to adversaries in the court room in a flash, it is a question and moral position that must be defended.
Thought-provoking and compassionate, this is a timely story that grapples with the issue of childhood vaccination, in a page-turning, relatable style. [Larger font]
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"This is a wonderful book and very suitable for book discussion groups."
"Utterly believable narrative and a very pleasing writing style."
"Magnificent twist in the tail."
"An excellent read. Vaccination is very topical and could be very divisive in a group discussion."
"Thought-provoking, moving and very topical."
"A very topical subject and great for group discussion."
"Extremely timely for today's readers."
A topical book exploring vaccination. Although we found some of the characters and plot implausible, it was well-written and kept the reader interested. Sides not taken! Generated interesting discussion. Easy to read and hard to put down. Great unexpected twist at the end.
This book was enjoyed by almost all the group. The issues it raises are relevant to today and the characters and narrative technique are engaging. Recommended by most of the group.
This book generated lots of discussion re people's fear of vaccination.
We loved this book. The twist in the story was amazing. We also enjoyed the points of view from random characters in the book. Thought provoking.
A very popular read. Lots of great discussion with some varying opinions - everyone should read this!
Well balanced book. Portrayed the husbands sympathetically. Very topical subject and well handled. We all found we had empathy for all the characters regardless of our views.
Great book for discussion, but difficult book to 'get into'. Many characters with difficult names to remember. Wide range of views. Very topical.