Someone Else's Life

By Katie Dale
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385740654, 453pp.)

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

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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.




About the Author
Katie Dale loves nothing more than creating characters - both on page and onstage. She studied English literature at Sheffield University and spent a year at the University of North Carolina. In 2008 she won the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition. Her first novel, SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, published in February 2012, she's currently working on her next YA novel. Katie lives in Cambridge.
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