Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@rlynn_solomon @simonteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



YOU'LL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path toward med school and a career as a surgeon.

But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. It’s turned their Israeli mother into a near stranger and fractured the sisters’ own bond in ways they’ll never admit. While Tovah finds comfort in their Jewish religion, Adina rebels against its rules.

When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive.

These opposite outcomes push them farther apart as they wrestle with guilt, betrayal, and the unexpected thrill of first love. How can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?

From debut author Rachel Lynn Solomon comes a luminous, heartbreaking tale of life, death, and the fragile bond between sisters.


published January 02, 2018 by Simon Pulse

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Why?

There are a lot of things about You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone that appeal to me. I like that Adina and Tova are twins, I also like that they are twins who do not seem to have much in common That their mother has Huntington's and that it is, at first, an unknown, hanging over their aspired to futures sounds like something that could really bring out interesting aspects in the characters and their relationships.

Then the fact that one twin tests negative and one tests positive - and that we know that already - really adds to how much I want to read this novel, to see how it impacts them and what it means for each of them and their future.


That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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