Gemini Bites

By Patrick Ryan
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545221283, 240pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2011 Kids' Next List
“Kyle, a confident, gay teen with a large, supportive family, competes with his fraternal twin, Judy, for grades, for friends, and even for dates. Their rivalry escalates when a compelling, mysterious student comes to stay with their family for a month. Ryan deftly uses humor to deal with tough issues.”
-- Amy Hussin, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI


Description

One of the strangest (and funniest) love triangles ever to hit YA fiction, when a pair of twins (one boy, one girl) both fall for the boy who moves in with them…who may or may not be a vampire.

Judy and Kyle Renneker are sixteen-year-old fraternal twins in a rambling family of nine. They have a prickly history with each other and are, at least from Judy's perspective, constantly in fierce competition. Kyle has recently come out of the closet to his family and feels he might never know what it's like to date a guy. Judy, who has a history of pretending to be something she isn't in order to get what she wants, is pretending to be born-again in order to land a boyfriend who heads his own bible study.

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