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Everyday Rowena

I'm Rowena and I blog at Book Binge. I read lots of romance, YA and lately, NA. You'll find a lot of those on my shelves.

Someone Else's Life - Katie Dale I wanted to read this book because it sounded like something I could really get into. Grief, missing loved ones, I've recently been through that and I can easily connect with characters that were going through the same thing but for some reason, I couldn't connect with Rosie. I'm thinking because in the book she says that she loved her mother, Trudie more than everything and yet I didn't really see it. You see, she finds out that her mother Trudie, the woman who raised her wasn't really her mother, that she was switched at birth. She finds this out because Trudie died of Huntington's disease and that's hereditary so the nurse who swapped her (a dear friend of her mother and neighbor Sarah) had to finally fess up to what she did all those years ago because Rosie is scared to death that she has Huntington's disease too.I had a lot of issues with this book and my main gripe came from what Sarah did. I wasn't happy with the way that her actions were kind of glossed over. I kept waiting for that whole fiasco to be dealt with and when it never was, I was disappointed and in turn, I kept getting thrown out of the story. I get that Rosie was delivered news that would have devastated anyone but she reacted like a child would react. I wasn't a fan of hers throughout most of the book and my enjoyment of the book suffered because of it. When they went to New York and she kept her true reasons for going with Andy a secret, she got a mark on my crap list. When everything just sort of fell into crazyland, the way she reacted to it all, she got a mark on my crap list.There was too much in this book that bothered me and because of that, this book was nearly a DNF for me. It just didn't work for me. I couldn't sympathize with Rosie, I didn't buy the way that everything just fell together and for most of the book, I kept circling around to Sarah's actions. I kept hoping that she would pay for her actions because you could get into some serious trouble for doing something like what she did in real life and yet, it wasn't that big of a deal in the book- at least that's how I took it from the way that story played out.I went into this book wanting to like it, wanting to connect with the characters and while there were things that I enjoyed of the story, overall it was a big let down.This review was originally posted on The Book Scoop.