Someone Else’s Life – By Katie Dale


Goodreads Synopsis: 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…

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Ah yes, another book from the depths of my 2012 TBR list. 😀 Thankfully my next review (Oct 1st) will be 5 star, so stay tuned for that!

Someone Else’s Life ranks among one of the worst books I’ve read this month. The drama in this book was just too much, terribly written and annoying. It reads like a soap opera. Though rereading the synopsis now, I’m wondering why I even had this book on my TBR to begin with.

I am no stranger to grief, and I know it can make people lash out in anger and other emotions. But Rosie…Rosie was awful, she was bratty and I never could actually care for her story.  Rosie is annoying, and sometimes it felt like she was emotionally abusive to her ex-boyfriend.

Once I realized that I couldn’t sympathize with the character it was hard for me to have a reason to continue reading. Honestly the writing wasn’t that great either. The plot meh at best.  Staying with the book to 140 pages was more than I wanted to do.

I gave this book 1 star on Goodreads. I don’t care enough about it to say “don’t read it!” or “maybe it’s just a me thing”.  It wasn’t worth my time, probably isn’t worth yours either.

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