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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Musical Moments: Song of the Month - February 2012 - Chosen by Katie Dale

This months Song of the Month is chosen by Debut Author Katie Dale, it is with pleasure I hand over to Katie:

This is one of my all-time favourite songs, and it really resonates with Someone Else’s Life as it describes exactly what Rosie is going through. At the beginning of the novel she has a lot to deal with: the death of her beloved mother – “something you cannot replace” – and the risk that she’s inherited her mum’s fatal genetic illness, Huntington’s disease. Then when she discovers that her mother was not really her mother after all – that Rosie was switched at birth – her whole life falls apart, and she doesn’t have a clue where to turn.

Luckily, her lovely ex-boyfriend, Andy, is on the scene to help pick up the pieces and “fix” her, helping Rosie try to find where her “home” really is, even if that means travelling all the way to America in search of answers...

Author: Katie Dale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

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...
Read the first chapter HERE


  1. Really interesting post, I've always had really mixed feelings about this song but I like what you have to say about it. I have a feeling I might think about it a little differently in the future.

  2. I love this song. But I have a secret thing for Coldplay.

  3. I love this song. I always get a little choked up when I hear it. Really looking forward to reading Someone Else's Life. I have a feeling I'll get that same choked up feeling when I read it.

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