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

ARC Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn SolomonYou'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published by Simon Pulse on January 2nd 218
Genres: contemporary, YA
Format: ARC, e-book
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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.

Hello lovely people I hope you are all having an amazing and super incredible day❤️ What are you guys reading? What are you planning to read next?! Sorry for all the questions 😅 but I’m always looking for more books to read!
Thank you so much for stoping by today, it really means a lot to us! Today I’m going to share my thoughts about You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by the amazing Rachel Lynn Solomon❤️ This book was absolutely amazing, it was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me, it was perfect❤️

Thank you Edelweiss for giving me the opportunity of reading this book in exchange of a honest review.

When I first saw You´ll Miss Me When I´m Gone on Goodreads a couple of months ago I was curious about it. I was intrigued by the synopsis and suddenly thought that it would be an interesting read for me.

The main focus of this story is the relationship of two sisters and how they deal with the results of a test. The mother of the main characters of this story – Tovah & Adina – has Huntington’s disease, it involves involuntary movements, anxiety, memory loss, hallucinations, emotional ups and downs among other symptoms. Tovah, Adina  and their father take care of her.

Tovah and Adina aren´t closer anymore, at least not the way they used to be. Everything changed when Adina did something that destroyed the closeness they had. But she did it because she was afraid, she didn´t want to be left behind and deal with everything by herself. I won´t be saying what she did because I don’t like spoilers ;D besides it´s something that you will discover later 🙂

For their eighteenth birthday they take a test that tells them who inherited the disease, and that’s when everything came apart.  Tovah has always wanted to know if she inherited  the disease but Adina doesn’t, and so when Tovah tells her she owes her after what she did, she takes the test and soon everything changes for both of them. While one of them tested positive and the other negative, I could see how this affected BOTH of them as well as their parents of course. The future they both have been working on since forever takes a different turn and they both now face with different decisions and struggles in their lives.

Both sisters are completely different, they have different tastes and want different things in life. Adina loves music with all her heart, she plays Viola and wants to become a soloist meanwhile Tovah wants to become a surgeon, she wants to help people, to fix them, and so she has been working all her life to be able to get into her favorite college that would help her become the person she wants to be.

This book is about not giving up on life, to be thankful of those that surrounds us , to fight for what you want in life regardless of what other may think, and fight even more against all odds.

This story was about finding love along the way, even when everything seems like is crumbling down. There were funny moments as well, I often found myself laughing at things that Adina said and was surprised for Tovah and Adina’s determination at getting the things they wanted in life. It was also about making mistakes such as falling for the wrong guy and about falling in love for the first time & realized that sometimes the ones we consider friends may no be friends anymore just like it happened with one of these characters.

I liked how real Tovah and Adina’s relationship was. How it was broken at the beginning and little by little besides the ups and downs they slowly became closer again. I am happy both found things they like in life and I´m glad they are both following dreams of their own.

Rachel´s writing style made this story impossible to put down, it is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year. It was real, heartbreaking, swoony and funny when you least expect it. I hope you guys like this book as much as I did! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it 😀

Rebeca xo

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About Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Pacific Northwest native who loves rainy days, tap dancing, red lipstick, and new wave music. Her debut contemporary YA novel, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, will be out from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse in spring 2018, with a second book, A Year of Bad Ideas, to follow in 2019.

Rachel has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR, and she currently works in education. Rachel lives in Seattle with her boyfriend and tiny dog. She’s represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Posted December 26, 2017 by Rebeca @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict in Reviews / 6 Comments

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6 responses to “ARC Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

  1. I’m a twin myself, so this is an interesting story for me. I don’t know what I would do if my sister and I took a test like that and didn’t get the same result!

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