When I First Saw You is an original meme created by Sophie @ Sailing Through Books and Izel @ A Bookish Flower. This meme consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a synopsis– essentially judging a book by its cover. You can learn more here. Let’s get started!
My Made-Up Synopsis
Sophie is a stargazer. She stargazes every night by the flat strip of land next to the local lake. One night, she notices a ripple in the water and when she explores further, she is pushed in.
But under the water is not what she expected. She’s now stuck in a different world, a different universe. Slowly, Sophie develops a fondness for this new world. Who pushed her in? Will she be able to escape? Does she even want to?
In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.
Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey, have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they’re slowing becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person.
Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart—but the love between sisters can mend it.
Alriiiiiiight. Well, I wasn’t very close. I originally looked at the cover and it just reminded me of the night sky, so that’s where I got the inspiration for my made-up synopsis. I’m also in the middle of reading this Alice in Wonderland-isque book, so I suppose that’s where the similarity of that different universe/world came from. Nonetheless, I just added this book to my TBR!