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The Girls by Lori Lansens
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Jul 08, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: advance, fiction, own, contemporaryfiction, 2006
Read in June, 2006

The eponymous girls are Rose and Ruby, conjoined twins. They take turns telling their life story, and the reader is slowly let into their self-contained world. It's well-written, but not life changing. I really enjoyed it, but it could be a little heavy handed. Lansen's take on the two girl's writing styles is interesting: does Rose's prose occasionally slide into purple territory because she's an aspiring writer - or because Lansen is? The girls have distinct voices, which is nice.

On a shallow note, the paperback cover is one of the worst I've seen. It looks as if the cover itself was ripped off, revealing the blurb page underneath. Whoever made that decision was very, very wrong.
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