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

Summary

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.

Likes

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.

Dislikes

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.

Recommendation

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

 

Happy reading! ~ Taylor

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