Someone Else’s Life- Katie Dale

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 10•12

A copy of this book was provided for review by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all… Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family’s deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own – one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all… -Goodreads

Review: Switched at birth. It’s something I’m sure a lot of us secretly wondered about at some point in our lives, even if we knew it wasn’t a real possibility… what if? Someone else’s life takes a look at this life shattering scenario and while also showing us the reality of those who have a 50/50 chance of carrying the Huntington’s gene. There is so much on the line for each character in this book that it was impossible for me not to be fully invested in all of their stories within a few chapters.

If that isn’t enough to hook you, Katie Dale created a level of unpredictability that you can never have enough of. There were multiple occasions where I thought I knew what was coming but was blown away by the reality, or completely side swiped. Intense familial relationships while on an emotional roller coaster… sounds pretty good to me. And it was! I really loved this book. It’s one I will even be recommending to my non-reader sister who only reads like 2 books a year so I have to be pretty darn confident before recommending anything.

Whether you are just in the mood for your next great YA read or are looking for a change of pace from the romance driven novels to a book that focuses more on genuine family relationships, then Someone Else’s Life is absolutely worth reading. You wont regret it.

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