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October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This is a meme to share upcoming book releases that we are highly anticipating and dying to read! I am always eyeing up the upcoming new releases. ;)

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

Goodreads Summary

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.

Why Am I Excited?

As you probably all know, contemporary is my favorite genre and this one seems to fit exactly what I love. It seems to touch on many different aspects of life, which I am sure to enjoy. Also, Huntington's disease is part of this book and I don't know much on that disease. I would love to use this book as a learning opportunity to learn more about this disease and how it can affect not only the person who has it, but also their family. I've seen a few reviews so far and most of them seem pretty good so I have high hopes for this one!

Are you looking forward to this release? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh this sounds AWESOME I can't wait to read this one! I love the orange cover it is very striking. Thanks for sharing Jacqueline.

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    1. I do too! I hope we both love it. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Today is the first day I'm hearing about this is that possible? It sounds fantastic! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. I think it's sort of flying under the radar! I can't wait to read it. Hope you love it if you read it. :)

  3. Never heard of this one before but I'm digging the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting. Going to be on the lookout to see if my library has this one. Great pick, J!

  4. This looks like something I would like reading, but I actually haven't paid much attention to it!