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.
Content: 14 and up. A described kiss, description of blood/goryness in art and a Halloween costume. Mentions of having sex. “Pervert”, the “b” word.
My review: Gemini is the story of teenaged conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey, who are joined at the hip and have a connected spinal cord. It’s not the type of story where a night in shining armor journey off and have an adventure, however, the true adventure here is inside themselves.
It was so … relatable. I won’t pretend that I will ever know exactly what it’s like to be conjoined and all of the struggles, because that was a specific condition and I’ll obviously never experience that. Mukherjee really writes with … heart I suppose you could describe it as. I felt like I was going on the journey with them. And that their dreams were my own. That being said, it didn’t go especially deep into the emotions and journey and dream. It was still somewhat … fluffy, I suppose, while still being relatable. Wow. That’s confusing.
One thing that I really liked about it was that … unlike most other YA books it … wasn’t super dark. The content wasn’t actually that bad (Which I was so happy to read. XD I love the stories but hate the content …). It was so sweet and meaningful.
I would delve further into the plot here, but I don’t want to give away and spoilers. And really, I’m posting this review much later in the day then I originally wanted to. 😉
My rating: 3.5 stars.