Waiting on Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

October 28, 2015     booklovi     Uncategorized


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:


Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

Release Date: November 24th 2015
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux




 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 tells 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 her dream career in ballet 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 across the country, Rose begins to question her carefully laid rules.

I really love contemporary YA books where we see teens dealing with serious issues and decisions. I lost my mom to a heart attack when I was 17. I can’t imagine trying to decide if I should have a test now to see whether that will happen to me. This really sounds like a great concept and I can’t wait to read it!


2 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

  1. Kay

    I don't read a lot of contemporary but this sounds really good! I also love the cover and haven't even heard of it before! I hope you like it. 😀

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