Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
* Published by: Simon & Schuster (UK)
* Format: Paperback (UK)
* Release Date: February 2nd, 2012 (UK)
* On Amazon: here
Summary from author's blog:
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...
There are 5 reasons why I want to read this book:
1. It's published by Simon & Schuster.
2. The cover is STUNNING.
3. It sounds really good.
4. I've been talking to Katie on Twitter for ages, and she's lovely.
5. It's a UK debut.
I've personally never read a YA that deals with Huntington's Disease, whether as a sub-plot or the main focus. Someone Else's Life sounds like it's so much more than that, with a mystery and a strong family plot. Also, part of it is set in LA. Cool!