Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens

368 pages
Finished 3/7/08

I loved this book. A lot. Seriously. It wasn't what I expected at all. To be quite honest, I wasn't sure what to expect at first.

The novel is about conjoined twins. It is written in the voices of both of the twins - Rosie, the thinker of the twins, who has always enjoyed writing, and Ruby, the beautiful sister, who is writing because Rosie wants her to.

It's really nice having the two different voices telling the story - Rosie really tells her story with a lot of detail and back story, while Ruby is very blunt, straight to the point, and fills in some blanks that Rosie omits.

Like I said, I did love the story. My only regret with the book is that I really wasn't reading it very closely at first, so there were a couple of times when I got confused - I couldn't remember if some of the details had been revealed by Rosie or Ruby.

Five stars.

1 comment:

Juli said...

I really enjoyed this book too. My review is here if you're interested in checking it out.

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