“Waiting” On Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Rules for 5050 Chances - Kate McGovernRules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

Paperback: 352 pages
Publication date: November 24th 2015
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Add on: Goodreads

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.

This one sounds like a pretty diverse and potentially heart wrenching read, but also cute! I’m really like the cover, too! Only another month before this comes out!

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Author: Cyn

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9 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances”

  1. Rules for 50/50 Chances definitely sounds like a story where a lot of important questions are being asked. I hadn’t heard of this before, so thanks for putting it on my radar 🙂
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading.

  2. This sounds lIke book that will be filled with tears. Hope you enjoy it and great choice this week.
    my waiting on wednesday

  3. I can’t read any of these mortal disease books anymore because they are just too sad!

  4. Oh, this is potentially heart-breaking, but I’m drawn in by these stories, having read the books by Lisa Genova. Thanks for sharing…and I hope this one has some inspirational moments. Here’s mine: “THE PASSENGER”

  5. I would love to read this one. 🙂 I like books that tend to be on the more serious side of life and it’s definitely one I’ll check out when it’s released.

  6. Oooo, I’ve not heard of this one! What an interesting cover – a heart and a skull. O_O I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week. 🙂

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  7. Love this, the cover is so clever. Looks like a heart-wrenching story, but a good one! Looking forward to it!

  8. Tough-issue contemporary novels are everywhere, it seems! This one sounds like a toughie, tear-inducing goodie; I think I’ll pick it up when it comes out. Just a couple more weeks 🙂 Good pick, thanks for sharing!

  9. Oooh, this sounds so heartfelt Cyn! I hope you get the chance to read it soon and enjoy it 🙂

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