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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review: Someone Else's Life

Title: Someone Else's Life
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Katie Dale
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Book: Netgalley

"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."
If your looking to be thrown into a daytime novella read this book. From the very first page of grief, lies that have been told come out with the truth. After the first chapter, I settled in for an emotional rollercoaster that left me breathless.

The storyline of the book is simple yet complicated. The reader is presented with a swapped at birth story and so begins the drama.  When Rosie steps out to find the truth there are so many obstacles that she faces. I loved that through out the whole ordeal, she stays strong no matter what. Some of the things she goes through made me want to throw a fit. Rosie did what she had to do and I admire her for that.

The other characters of the book annoyed me. At times I wanted to slap them. Than again, these characters are what make the book so enjoyable. I felt the characters angst and deep emotions made it easier for the reader to follow. There were parts on the book that made me shake my head, still I love every part of it.

The love interest of the book really got to me. I loved that both girls had a boy in there life. A certain boy made me want to scream! I was angry at his actions and well, it just left me somewhat heart broken.

Someone Else's Life never veers from the hurt that is displayed upon the characters. Someone Else's Life is a heart-breakingly beautiful and aching story.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I saw this one on Goodreads and was wondering about it. Thanks for the review =)

  2. Hm... honestly, I think I'd have to be in the mood for it. Sometimes a slapping book just needs to have a mood. Otherwise I'd be pitching it against the wall on occasion. LOL

    1. I agree with you. I think I got frustrated with the book since I really wasn't prepared for it. Ya know what I mean?


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