Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale, coming April 2, 2012 from Simon & Schuster.
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...
My Thoughts: I am a total sucker for books centered around family secrets, and this one hits right with that so well. I love the Huntington's aspect, and also why Trudie ends up finding out the truth about her mom. Then there's the fact that she hitches with her ex, and I am so curious to see how that element plays out. But mostly, I want to know the secrets, and how Trudie handles them. This one seems so promising to be emotional and intense but maybe have some fun in it too. I love the tagline on this one, as well as the cover, and I absolutely can't wait.