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Gemini

by Sonya Mukherjee

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Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2016
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives - no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they're slowly becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister's and figure out what it means to be her own person.

Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart--but the love between sisters can mend it.

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"Starred Review. This debut novel is fascinating... Gemini will satisfy curiosity about conjoined humans but goes far beyond that to explore issues of identity and relationships important to all teens." - VOYA

"Starred Review. Compelling and suspenseful from Page 1; Clara and Hailey pull readers into their unique world and don't let go." - Kirkus

"Thought provoking and engaging, this story of two girls finding their own unusual path to adulthood will pull readers in and give them a lot to think about." - School Library Journal

"Though they share a body, Clara and Hailey are two very different people with different dreams, and their fight for a normal life will resonate with many." - Booklist

"Though uplifting, the ending feels overly convenient, undermining the nuances of conjoined identity explored. Ages 14–up." - Publishers Weekly

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Sonya Mukherjee

Sonya Mukherjee grew up in California's Gold Country, where she spent a lot of time sitting in trees, reading books and writing stories in her head. She studied English and creative writing at Stanford and San Francisco State University, and went on to work as an editor for a variety of book publishers, magazines, and websites, from The Future of Children to Dirt Rider. Now she lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends a lot of time sitting in coffee shops, reading books and writing stories on her laptop. Gemini is her first novel.

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