Saturday, May 2, 2009

Elixir by Eric Walters

It is the summer of 1921 and Ruth is spending the summer waiting for her mother while she cleans one of the buildings at the University of Toronto.

While waiting, Ruth meets two interesting people: Dr. Banting- who is hoping to find a cure for diabetes and Melissa- a women fighting against medical testing on animals. Ruth finds herself torn between her two new friends and she must search her own heart to discover where her loyalties lie.

This is an interesting book that showcases not only Dr. Banting's discovery of insulin, but of the people who started fighting against using animals in medical research.

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