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...
Andy is a character in the book, and he is here today to answer a few questions for us, giving us a better sense of who he is. Thank you Andy, and thank you Katie for letting us borrow him. We'll give him back unharmed.
Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate. Always.
Edward or Jacob? Who cares?
Hockey or soccer? Football, mate. (Or soccer to you).
Ebook or paper? Paper.
Salty or sweet? Salty. Especially crisps. Especially Salt & Vinegar.
Beach or mountains? Mountain – it’s more of an adventure.
Phone call or email? Phone call – it’s more direct.
Early bird or night owl? Night owl – I hate struggling out of bed in the morning!
Dog or cat? Dog, definitely. Cats can be right divas.
Messy or neat? Messy. Somehow things just never stay neat, and it takes too long to keep tidying up!
Ninjas or pirates? Pirates!
Author of Someone Else’s Life
Published by Delacorte Young Readers February 2012