Things you can’t do when you’re permanently attached to your twin sister’s back:
• Rock climb
• Be ignored by strangers
• Kiss a boy (Stupid thing that my sister believes. Are you really letting her write this? – Hailey)
Clara and Hailey love each other, and they’re comfortable in their conjoined bodies. It’s the stares and whispers they could do without.
Hailey’s a pink-haired artist who longs to explore the world and question every limitation. Clara’s an aspiring scientist who would rather stay home, avoid strangers, and study the night sky.
Yet Clara has secret, impossible dreams, like seeing Earth from space, and falling in love with a guy who could actually love her back. Then telescope-loving Max comes to town, and Clara starts to question her definition of “impossible.”
Soon, both Clara and Hailey are forced to ask: Is it possible to pursue their dreams together? Or should they consider the risky, life-threatening surgery to separate them? And what does it really mean for each sister to be herself?
“Compelling and suspenseful from Page 1; Clara and Hailey pull readers
into their unique world and don’t let go.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gemini is a love story like you’ve never read before.” —Bustle
“Beautifully written, raw and utterly unique, GEMINI is more
than a story about conjoined twins…. Mukherjee succeeds in
marrying sincere characters and intense emotion
with an articulate voice, producing a story that is unforgettable.”
“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)
“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
A Junior Library Guild selection