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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?

Topics: Twins, Poetry, Dysfunctional Family, Sexual Abuse, Body Image, Incest, Trauma, Child Abuse, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, Mental Illness, Politicians , Sisters, Multiple Perspectives, California, Depression, Drugs, Secrets, Realistic, Dark, Psychological, Fathers, and Sibling Rivalry

Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books on Aug 26, 2008
ISBN: 9781416984658
List price: $9.99
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If you have ever been a victim of abuse then I would definitely recommend reading this book. Even if you haven't it's still a good read.

It's gritty, raw and unforgiving but then so are most things in life. This book is not an escapism. It's a reality check for a silent portion of the population. It's a real into something so many suffer and so many pretend not to see. For all that it's a work of fiction it reads as if the author was spilling out secrets of someone else's truth.

Downside not really feelin the whole poetry as story bit but if you can look past it it's definitely a powerful read. **Note of caution this book deals with graphic and shocking subject matter** Snow whites need not apply read more
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This book was an AWESOME book! Awesome doesn't even begin to cover how great it was! In this book, there are 2 sisters, identical twins, but they're so different on the inside! One sister is getting sexually abused by her dad, and the other sister thinks their dad is playing favourite, and she's loosing, and therefore she drowns her sorrows with drugs and other men! The ending has a HUGE secret, and all I have to say is READ THE BOOK NOW!!!!read more
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like all of Ellin Hopkins previous books it really captures your attention and makes actually want to read it. its gritty its intense and most of awesome.read more
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If you have ever been a victim of abuse then I would definitely recommend reading this book. Even if you haven't it's still a good read.

It's gritty, raw and unforgiving but then so are most things in life. This book is not an escapism. It's a reality check for a silent portion of the population. It's a real into something so many suffer and so many pretend not to see. For all that it's a work of fiction it reads as if the author was spilling out secrets of someone else's truth.

Downside not really feelin the whole poetry as story bit but if you can look past it it's definitely a powerful read. **Note of caution this book deals with graphic and shocking subject matter** Snow whites need not apply
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This book was an AWESOME book! Awesome doesn't even begin to cover how great it was! In this book, there are 2 sisters, identical twins, but they're so different on the inside! One sister is getting sexually abused by her dad, and the other sister thinks their dad is playing favourite, and she's loosing, and therefore she drowns her sorrows with drugs and other men! The ending has a HUGE secret, and all I have to say is READ THE BOOK NOW!!!!
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like all of Ellin Hopkins previous books it really captures your attention and makes actually want to read it. its gritty its intense and most of awesome.
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Wow, talk about your gritty, heartbreaking, roller coaster of a story. Ellen Hopkins is the master of novels in verse. Though the topic may be tragic, her writing is so well crafted. You're drawn to Kaeleigh and Raeanne. Their story is gripping. They're on a run away train of self-destruction and no one seems to notice. This book will deliver one shocking secret after another. I would highly recommend this book. I'm giving it five kisses!
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I thought this book was really wierd. I really enjoyed reading it but the ending was so odd. This book was not very appropriate but thats probably why it was so interesting. i would recommend this to anyone who enjoys poem books.
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I got this book at Chapters with some of my Christmas giftcards. I picked this up because I really enjoyed Hopkins' Crank trilogy and this book didn't disappoint. It is a tough book to read because it deals graphically with sexual abuse between a father and a daughter. It focuses on the family dynamics and how the abuse has affected not only the victim but also the victim's sister, mother and the perpetrator himself. I could not put this down because it was so interesting to see how Hopkins is able to write so fluidly about such a disturbing topic. The book, like Hopkins' other books, is told entirely in verse and I think that her writing style is genius. When the book shifts from one sister to the other there is a line that is mirrored on bother pages. I for one would have great difficultly trying to write like this. I found myself wanting to yell at the mother in this book. I wanted her to take her head out of her butt and take a real look at her family and demonstrate that she cared. I do not want to spoil any of the plot line but I have to say that the ending blew me away. I never saw it coming and it made the book all that much better. While this book may be too much for some people to digest I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I would recommend reading this book if you can handle some disturbing scenes.
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