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A dark, edgy, voice-driven literary debut novel about twin sisters that explores body image and queerness as well as toxic diet culture and the power of sisterhood, love, and lifelong friendships, written by a talented protégé of Roxane Gay.

Rose and Lily Winters are twins, as close as the bond implies; they feel each others emotions, taste what the other is feeling. Like
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Harper
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    Release date: Jun 09, 2020
    Content Warning: Eating Disorders

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    Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Twin sisters Rose and Lily are an entire world unto themselves, their lives inextricably bound in the most terrifying, inescapable ways. In her stunning debut novel, Thin Girls, Diana Clarke tells the indelible story of two sisters, so full of yearninghow as one tries to make her body disappear, the other strives to take up as much space as she can. Every sentence is gorgeously crafted, as we follow these sisters who are trying to live their own lives as much as they keep themselves braided ...more
    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is one of the most outstanding, heart wrenching, thought provoking, shaking you to the core kind of disturbing but also realistic, honest and genuine books that you adore the talented story telling skills of the author.

    In my opinion: this is one of the most provocative and extremely emotional reading choices of the year as well. Definitely this is not for everyone because it literally rips your heart and feel so much for the characters and after finishing the book, their stories haunt you
    Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    The cover is gorgeous and the premise is so, so relevant.

    Really aching to read this.

    This book will most likely become one of the most important books of this summer. This is an adult novel that wants to be a teen or YA novel -and if I had a teen who wanted to read this book, I would definitely want to read this along with her so I could answer any questions she had.

    So why then did I rate it so low? Because it can pull too many triggers, for example: eating disorders, self-abuse, lesbianism, dysfunctional families, foul language (although in context), bullies, and abusive
    Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I was lucky to receive an advanced reading copy from Edelweiss. I'd been anticipating this book ever since I saw it on my forthcoming list to order for my library. From the point of view of Rose, who struggles with anorexia, the story chronicles her life in a rehab center while also reminiscing on the past with her sister, Lily. Lily struggles with a different eating disorder, that of overeating, and the novel draws both contrasts and parallels between the twins. Although this isn't totally a ...more
    Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: contemp-fiction
    My intention was to just read the first page of this book to get a feel for it and by the next day had read the entire book.. I was pulled into the story of Lilly and Rose within the first paragraph where Rose is describing anorexia as a dinosaur with admirable qualities. And then I read and waited, waited and read expecting for that description to turn to disgust somewhere within the story. And then waited some more.
    Any woman, even one who has found acceptance or better yet, appreciation of
    Teri Ryan
    Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2020
    When I first started reading this book, I kept having the thought that I would like this *more* if we weren't all dealing with, you know..gestures at all of *this*. The first week of COVID19 I did not feel very interested in television, books, or anything that didn't involve mindless staring.

    But the more I spent time with the book--the more I looked forward to losing myself inside of its pages. I finished the last half of it rather quickly.

    Enough about me.

    This book somehow manages to be fun
    Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you Netgalley for the advanced reading copy!

    For a book about Thin Girls, it sure is heavy. I felt so weighed down the entire time reading it. Lily and Rose are twin sisters who are TOXIC for each other. In fact, all of the characters tear each other down and are straight up destructive towards one another. This changes at the end, but it took a toll on me. I am honestly glad the book is over because it was such a downer.
    Jenny Buchta
    Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I loved this book. Not only do we have the story of Lily and Rose, twins, but we also have Roses thoughts and tangents. Theres so much going on that I couldnt put it down! The ending was a little abrupt, but otherwise the story was perfect. ...more
    Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Diana Clarke's "Thin Girls" explores a complex relationship between twin sisters as well as the communities they find to support their disordered eating.

    Rose, our narrator, gives us glimpses into the twins' past, showing us how their connection evolved (as well as how Rose's anorexia developed) throughout their young lives.

    This book is heartbreaking and, eventually, hopeful. It's a compelling story made even better by beautiful writing and deeply developed relationships. This is much more than
    Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I majored in psychology and really appreciated this meditation on body image and food deprivation. I have always been fascinated with the psychology of eating disorders and this book explores two twins struggling with anorexia. We are given a deep, intense look into the mind's of two twin girls suffering from this horrific disease. It was a very interesting read. I am always on the lookout for books that will stretch both my knowledge and insight. This book achieved both objectives while also ...more
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