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

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Rules for 50/50 Chances
Author: Kate McGovern
Release Date: November 24th 2015
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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.


  1. That's a new to me read! Not sure it's my type of read but hope you love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. This sounds SO GOOD! How have I not heard of it before? Thanks for sharing it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one before. It sounds different. Not sure it's for me, but I hope you love it.

    Grace @ Books of Love


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