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In the latest hard-hitting YA novel by the New York Times bestselling author, 16-year-old identical twin girls must come to terms with their abusive father.

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are 16-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and politician mother running for Congress. Everything on the surface of their lives seems Norman Rockwell perfect, but underneath run deep and damaging secrets.

Kaeleigh is the good girl--her father's perfect flower, something she has tried so hard to be since she was nine and he started sexually abusing her. She cuts herself and vomits after every binge, desperate to feel something normal. Raeanne uses painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to numb the pain of not being Daddy's favorite. Both girls must figure out how to become whole, but how can they when their world has been torn to shreds?

Writing in her characteristic narrative poetry style, Ellen Hopkins shows once again how well she knows today's teens and the issues that matter to them.

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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 façade 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?

Synopsis:

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are 16-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and politician mother running for US Congress. Everything on the surface seems fine, but underneath run very deep anddamaging secrets. When the girls were 9, Daddy started to turn to his beloved Kaeleigh in ways a father never should and has been sexually abusing her foryears. For Raeanne, she needs to numb the pain of not being Daddyand#8217;s favorite; for Kaeleigh, she wants to do everything she can to feel something normal, even if it means cutting herself and vomiting after every binge.

How Kaeleigh and Raeanne figure out just what it means to be whole again when their entire world has been torn to shreds is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

About the Author

ELLEN HOPKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son.
LAURA FLANAGAN has numerous regional theater, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway credits, including an Obie award for Salt Theater's New York production of "The Cherry Orchard" and the Charles Bowden award for Acting from New Dramatists in New York. Originally from Berkeley, CA, she now lives in Silverlake, CA with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598877359
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Flanagan, Laura
Read:
Flanagan, Laura
Author:
Flanagan, Laura
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Situations / Sexual Abuse
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
California
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction-Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Edition Description:
6.75 Hours on 6
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.00x1.20 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
495
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details pages Highbridge Company - English 9781598877359 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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 façade 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?

"Synopsis" by , Kaeleigh and Raeanne are 16-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and politician mother running for US Congress. Everything on the surface seems fine, but underneath run very deep anddamaging secrets. When the girls were 9, Daddy started to turn to his beloved Kaeleigh in ways a father never should and has been sexually abusing her foryears. For Raeanne, she needs to numb the pain of not being Daddyand#8217;s favorite; for Kaeleigh, she wants to do everything she can to feel something normal, even if it means cutting herself and vomiting after every binge.

How Kaeleigh and Raeanne figure out just what it means to be whole again when their entire world has been torn to shreds is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

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