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Monday, August 8, 2016

Book Review - Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee

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Review by Suze
Clara and Hailey are conjoined twins. They are always together, but have different wishes and personalities. They might be unique in the eyes of many, but they have regular teenage problems. They have to decide where they go to college, they have to make plans for when they leave home and they fall in love. While Hailey is artistic and outspoken, Clara is more quiet and wants to study the stars. How can they be themselves and develop into the women they want to be while they are always together?

Gemini is a book about two extraordinary girls. Clara and Hailey have their own distinctive voice and they're equally lovely. They struggle with normal teenage issues, while they're also trying to find a way to have a future that would suit both of them. They're amazing positive girls and their strength and character greatly impressed me. Clara and Hailey had a protected upbringing, but it's time for them to discover more of the world. That might mean being stared at, but they would also have more freedom. Will they be prepared enough to do that or will it be better to stay in their safe and secluded environment?

Clara and Hailey are two completely different girls. They look different as well and while they're attached they also do things separately which is quite an achievement. I loved that Sonya Mukherjee writes about two girls who are in a special situation without making the situation the sole feature they have. Clara and Hailey are two girls with wishes and dreams and they are conjoined twins, but they are so much more. It's just one thing and not everything, which is exactly what it should be. I loved the way she describes the bond between Hailey and Clara. I also really liked how smart Clara is and how creative Hailey is. They are both talented and clever. I loved seeing their development and their connection is deep and meaningful.

Sonya Mukherjee has a wonderful writing style. Her sentences flow easily and she's a natural storyteller. I like the topic she's chosen and the execution is flawless. I enjoyed reading Gemini so much that I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down and loved watching the twins change from girls into capable young women who know what they want. The ending is fantastic, Sonya Mukherjee has chosen a great way to finish her story. I highly recommend this book, it's absolutely brilliant.


  1. Thank you for the review. It sounds like a book I would not normally pick up. I will check into it. thank you

  2. I've heard really good things about this book. It sounds so interesting, hope I can read it soon :)
    Great review!

  3. Interesting start for a debut novel. And I like that. Sounds great and your review makes me want to read it even more.

  4. This book covers an interesting topic. I don't know that I would have read this just by looking, but I may have to try it!

  5. Sounds like something my niece would enjoy.

  6. This is on my tbr list. Your review only makes me more excited to read it.