Rules for 50/50 Chances

Written by Kate McGovern

Rose’s mother has Huntington’s Disease. There is no cure and her mom will die. Rose has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the gene mutation. Rose watches her mother deteriorate and become somebody she doesn’t know anymore. A genetic test can tell Rose if she has the gene and what her chances of developing the disease are. Rose is torn with indecision to take the test. She questions how she will live her life knowing the possible results.

Review by Sally Bradley, Eisenhower Jr Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 8-12

Rules for 50/50 Chances
Written by Kate McGovern
Farrar Straus Giroux
344 pages
Release Date: November 24, 2015
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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