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I read this book in 2 days. If you are a fan of the Jon&Kate+8 series on the TLC channel you will enjoy reading the story on how the sextuplets came about.Though most people are already aware that the use of fertility treatments are the reason for so many babies at one time. This book gives you some insight into the emotional and financial roller coaster that this couple endured to bring these babies to a safe delivery. The book is written in Kate's point of view and i can almost hear her talking as i am reading it.She touches on some things that the t.v. show has not discussed, their religious faith being one of them. Jon's loss of employment at such a critical time in their lives, the loss of loved ones and the overwhelming amount of time and care that 2 preschoolers and 6 infants needed all at once.
At times Kate takes on the tone of defending herself quite a bit in the book. Explaining things to readers that might not otherwise have questioned or known about.I get the feeling sometimes that she has written the book for the sole purpose of defending herself against some of her critics. She talks about how some of the volunteers who came into her home to help with the infants might not have a very good opinion of her because of her strict rules and guidelines she set. She makes no apologies for some of the demands she made on hospital staff and those who helped care for her infants once they came home.At times she comes across as ungrateful(her words-not mine)and wants to correct that by saying more than once how grateful she truely is for all that has been given to her family.
Over all i think this was a good book, it was definitely a quick read and has only a few tidbits of info that has not been disclosed on the t.v. series. If you are a fan of the show, you will definitely enjoy this book.
11 member(s) found this review helpful.
I really like this show! But the book was boring. The book says it's written by Jon & Kate, and Beth... but it is written in the first person, Kate. It's less about the kids and more about her. It's a lot about her faith in God which I was surprised about seeing that I don't think I have ever seen them go to church or talk about God on the show. I read the book about the Duggars and was impressed about that book, this book, not so much. Kate is anoying.
9 member(s) found this review helpful.
This book offers so much more info than you have ever heard on the show!! Great book, sometimes I was crying sometimes I was lauging....Great great great read. Only took me three hours to read!