Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

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When 17-year-old Rosie's mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington's Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty percent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when Rosie tells her mother's best friend, "Aunt Sarah," that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie wasn't her real mother after all. Rosie was swapped at birth with a sickly baby who was destined to die.
Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, joining her ex-boyfriend on his gap year travels, to find her birth mother in California. But all does not go as planned. As Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonizing decision of her own, one which will be the most heart breaking and far-reaching of all.


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About Katie Dale

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KATIE DALE studied English literature at Sheffield University, spending a year at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a year at drama school, a national Shakespeare tour, and eight months backpacking through Southeast Asia.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 466 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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In the first of many unexpected plot twists, Rosie learns that there is no way she could possibly have Huntington’s, because Trudie Kenning wasn’t really her mother.

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When Rosie's mother dies of Huntington's disease, British teenager Rosie tells her family friend Sarah, the midwife who delivered her, of her plans to get tested for the debilitating genetic illness.

Feb 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Someone Else's Life

The Bookbag

And even though this discovery is actually liberating - Rosie won't get Huntington's and she can plan a life without fear - it's also devastating and creates a deep and desperate need to find some context in a connection with her biological parents.

Jan 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Someone Else's Life

The Overflowing Library

Katie's book was wonderfully raw and emotional throughout which I think was the real strength of the book and was the main reason why you were drawn completely into the world of the characters.

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Someone Else's Life

Youth Services Book Review

The beginning of the story is also a bit confusing because the story begins in England and the teen character discusses school with her grandmother several times.

Mar 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Someone Else's Life

Verve Girl

When 17-year-old Rosie”s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington”s disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty percent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself.

Feb 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Someone Else's Life

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