“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re excited about and anticipating the release of! I decided to take part in the series here on my blog!
This weeks book is:
Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern
Expected Publication Date: 11/24/15
Goodreads Synopsis: A heartrending but ultimately uplifting debut novel about learning to accept life’s uncertainties; a perfect fit for the current trend in contemporary realistic novels that confront issues about life, death, and love.
Seventeen-year-old Rose Levenson has a decision to make: Does she want to know how she’s going to die? Because when Rose turns eighteen, she can take the test that tells her if she carries the genetic mutation for Huntington’s disease, the degenerative condition that is slowly killing her mother.
With a fifty-fifty shot at inheriting her family’s genetic curse, Rose is skeptical about pursuing anything that presumes she’ll live to be a healthy adult-including her dream career in ballet and the possibility of falling in love. But when she meets a boy from a similarly flawed genetic pool and gets an audition for a dance scholarship across the country, Rose begins to question her carefully laid rules.
The title, author and cover of this book drew me in to reading what it was about and I thought the synopsis sounded really good. This book has Huntingtons disease in it and that is a disease that I haven’t read in a book before so that peeked my interest right away. It sounds like it will be a good finding yourself type of story and those kinds of stories are some of my favorites to read. I’m thinking that I will really enjoy this book and I am looking forward to being able to read it once it is out, which isn’t too far from now! Have you heard of this book? If you have, are you planning on reading it as well?