"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Lately, I've been finding it hard to find new books I am waiting for. Maybe I'm in a slump, or maybe I'm being weighed down by the pressures of school. Who knows. Anyway, I found one!
Title: Rules for 50/50 Chances
Author: Kate McGovern
Release Date: November 24, 2015
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 will tell 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 going to ballet school 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 in California, Rose begins to question her carefully-laid rules.
I have to admit, I have a thing for Huntington's disease. Weird, I know, but I watch a lot of medical dramas and there is always someone with the disease and it fascinates me to no end. I've never read something that of this nature and it kind of puts your own life in perspective. I think this will be an interesting and emotional read. Plus, it comes out the day before my birthday! Yay me!
What do you think about my choice? Leave a comment below!