Standalone Sunday || You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

Hey everyone! This is my last Standalone Sunday before school starts *tears up* so I’m a little emotional *starts sobbing*. But go senior year! I’m ready to rock my last year of high school!

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan @ Book Slayer Reads to feature books not part of a series that you’ve either read or want to read. It’s super fun and easy to join in.

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You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

30339479Eighteen-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. 

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This book was actually recommended to me by Breeny @ Breeny’s Books. She had a great post listing what she wants to see more of in YA, and I mentioned that I want to see more Jewish MCs because #jewcrew. AND THEN SHE RECOMMENDED THIS TO ME AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING. Israel AND Judaism AND sister story. I am so so excited to see how Judaism is presented in this book because I honestly have only read one book with a Jewish MC that isn’t about the Holocaust (The Upside of Unrequited) but Judaism wasn’t a big part of their daily lives. And it gets lonely reading about Christian MCs all the time and the joy of Christmas and all the stuff that I don’t get to experience. This book is expected to come out January 2, 2018.

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And that’s it for this week’s Standalone Sunday. If you know of any other YA books with a Jewish MC let me know!!!!! 

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