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The Girls by Lori Lansens
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Nov 03, 2007

really liked it

This book documents the life of Ruby and Rose, twins who are joined at the head and abandoned by their young Mum. A nurse from the hospital and her husband take the children in and raise them as their own.

Rose dreams of being a writer so start her autobiography, Ruby also includes chapters of her own, and from reading we learn about their life growing up. Stereotypes and assumptions are challenged throughout and you become drawn in.

The Author has obviously researched well, and it shows in the descriptions.

I only had two problems with this book, one was the jacket to the book, the way the twins physical appearance is described in the texts is not depicted by the photograph on the cover.

Secondly, large pieces of text are placed in brackets during Rose's accounts, on many occasions whole paragraphs are bracketed. I found this distracting as I automatically look for the closing bracket.

I intend to read the other titles by the author.

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