Someone Else's Life
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 14th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
Včera som strávila v kníhkupectve hodinu a pol kým som si vybrala nejakú knihu. Dúfam, že to bude dobré, ak nie, pôjdem reklamovať :D
OH MY GODOH MY GODOHHHHHH MAAAAAAAAAAAAH GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWDIt's been a while since I've read a contemporary story, and this was exactly what I needed. Honestly, I was sick of all the dystopia and sci-fi and fantasy I've been reading a lot recently, and I ...
2.5 starsThough a fairly enjoyable read, I found Someone Else's Life to be a bit too ambitious. There was a lot going on with an almost soap-opera-like plot, and while the characters were fairly well-developed (I particularly loved Jack and Rosie), they generally lacked that special quality that wou...
3.75 stars - this story was really interesting and emotional but I had so much trouble liking the two characters whose perspectives it follows, so I went with a 3.75 - the story definitely gets a 4 or higher, but the characters is about 3 stars...
*Originally posted on Pages Of Forbidden LoveI’m not sure how to write this review without giving a million spoilers but I am going to try my best. I just I hope I can still give the book justice.Someone Else’s Life starts off after Rosie’s mother has already passed away because of Huntington’s dise...