identicalBook Title: Identical
Author: Ellen Hopkins
# of pages: 565
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry; (August 26, 2008)

Do twins begin in the womb?
Or in a better place?

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family–on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that’s where their differences begin.

For Kaeleigh, she’s the misplaced focus of Daddy’s love, intended for a mother whose presence on the campaign trail means absence at home. All that Raeanne sees is Daddy playing a game of favorites–and she is losing. If she has to lose, she will do it on her own terms, so she chooses drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Secrets like the ones the twins are harboring are not meant to be kept–from each other or anyone else. Pretty soon it’s obvious that neither sister can handle it alone, and one sister must step up to save the other, but the question is — who?

Identical is quite the novel with Raeanna and Kaeleigh all tied together with other characters, suspense, horror, and something I can’t just think of that’s a word. It’s greatly written I do love verse novels [I’ve been really wanting to read one of Lisa Schroeder verse books!]

I kinda predicted what was gonna happen in the end, but I wasn’t too sure. Has anyone else felt that while reading Identical? Really, I kept reading though. I couldn’t believe the secret of Kaeleigh’s, and I felt like I was personally in her head or something.

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