Review: ‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’

Hi! Here we have another ARC I was approved for via Netgalley about the undeniable bond between a pair of twin sisters.


Title: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5 stars


This story follows Adina and Tovah, two twin sisters. Adina is a musical prodigy and is planning on attending a prestigious music school with the help of her teacher. One of the main elements of this story includes Huntington’s disease, which is a rare genetic degenerative disease. The twins are tested, where one tests positive and one negative (emitting for spoiler reasons) and their ongoing struggle is examined the rest of the book.


I found out about this book via the author on Twitter and was automatically interested. I normally don’t read too many contemporaries but I really enjoyed this one because of how real it was. I felt genuinely attached to the characters and I felt for them on their journey throughout being teenagers as well as dealing with the looming test results. I found a lot of solace in knowing how genuine the story is and how the characters interacted with one another as well as their own deep inner personal struggles. I have been reading a lot of #ownvoices lately and I thought that that played a large role in this story as well because it made it more personal.


I can’t note any specific dislikes but this book wasn’t a 5-star read for me. I thought that it was quite short and I did read it pretty quickly, even quick for my own standards. I wanted more about the characters and about how the one diagnosed dealt with things after the end of the book. I was enveloped at that point and was sad that it was cut a little short for me. That being said, it did end in an acceptable place and I thought that it was a heartwarming ending that really needed to happen after such deep subject matter.


I would recommend this book for #ownvoices readers as well as those who love a moving contemporary!


Happy reading! ~ Taylor


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