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Gemini : a novel

by Mukherjee, Sonya,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 16 copies
Available (13)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA MUKHERJEE Sonya
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CLP - Homewood Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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CLP - Knoxville Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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CLP - Lawrenceville Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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CLP - South Side Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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CLP - West End Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Mukherjee
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA MUK
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC MUK
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F MUKHERJEE Sonya
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y MUK
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN MUKHERJE
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Fiction YA Mukherjee
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Summary
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 slowing 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Even for sisters, Clara and Hailey are close. They have to be they're conjoined twins attached at the spine. They've lived their whole lives in the small California town of Bear Pass, where people are used to them, and they'll likely spend college and everything after there as well. For Clara, shy and quiet, with a love for astronomy, that's just fine, but spirited and rebellious artist Hailey wants more. When Hailey learns about a summer art program in San Francisco and new boy Max catches Clara's eye, the sisters reevaluate everything they thought was certain about their lives, and everything they never thought they could want. With references to famous conjoined twins such as Daisy and Violet Hilton and distinct shades of the Tony-nominated Side Show this debut is a well-researched and particularly heartfelt account of a rare medical condition and the people it affects. 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.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey are tired of their small community in Bear Pass, Calif. Though their parents have shielded them from outsiders and instilled in them a sense of normalcy, the twins question whether their limited world is enough. When astronomy-loving Clara meets new classmate Max, she is instantly intrigued. Encouraged by her artistic, pink-haired sister, Clara pursues Max while Hailey pursues Alek, a fellow art student. With dating, dances, and college on the horizon, the girls wrestle with what is possible and whether the world beyond Bear Pass will accept them. After confrontations with fellow classmates, the twins recognize their own fears and misconceptions, leading them to consider whether they are better off together or apart. Writing in the distinct voices of both Hailey and Clara, debut author Mukherjee chronicles multiple aspects of life as a conjoined twin. Each sister's selflessness toward the other is stirring, but Mukherjee's descriptions ("we scuttled down the ramp") can occasionally suggest spectacle at the expense of story. Though uplifting, the ending feels overly convenient, undermining the nuances of conjoined identity explored. Ages 14-up. Agent: Steven Chudney, Chudney Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Conjoined twins -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 326 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781481456777
1481456776
9781481456784
1481456784
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