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andlt;Iandgt;"Perfect on the outside, but behind the Normal Rockwell facades, each holds its secrets. Dark, untellable. Practically unbelievable." — IDENTICAL andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 and damaging secrets. What really happened when the girls were 7 years old in that car accident that Daddy caused? And why is Mom never home, always running far away to pursue some new dream? Raeanne goes after painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to dull her pain and anger. Kaeleigh always tries so hard to be the good girl — her father's perfect little flower. But 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 for years. For Raeanne, she needs to numb the pain of not being Daddy'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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How Kaeleigh and Raeanne figure out just what it means to be whole again when their entire world has been torn to shreads is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

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"Perfect on the outside, but behind the Normal Rockwell facades, each holds its secrets. Dark, untellable. Practically unbelievable." — IDENTICAL

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 and damaging secrets. What really happened when the girls were 7 years old in that car accident that Daddy caused? And why is Mom never home, always running far away to pursue some new dream? Raeanne goes after painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to dull her pain and anger. Kaeleigh always tries so hard to be the good girl — her father's perfect little flower. But 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 for years. For Raeanne, she needs to numb the pain of not being Daddy'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 shreads is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

Synopsis:

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are sixteen-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and a politician mother who is running for U.S. Congress. Everything seems fine on the surface, but underneath run deep and damaging secrets—dark truths that explain why Raeanne loses herself in drugs and sex, and why Kaeleigh cuts and binges in an attempt to feel normal. When their entire world has been torn to shreds, Kaeleigh and Raeanne must figure out what it means to be whole again in this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

About the Author

Ellen Hopkins has been writing poetry for years.  Her first novel, Crank, released in 2004 and quickly became a word-of-mouth sensation, garnering praise from teens and critics alike.  Ellen’s other bestselling novels include Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, and the upcoming Fallout, a companion to Crank and Glass.  She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada.  Be sure to check out Ellen Hopkins online at ellenhopkins.com and myspace.com/ellenhopkins.

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masterspyforever, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by masterspyforever)
I have never been an Ellen Hopkins fan. I hate prose. I cannot stand it. I've honestly tried to read her books before, and failed miserably.

Despite my over-all distaste for the writing style, it worked marvelously in this book. It only seemed to make sense for this book to be written in prose - in all her other books, I feel like we're only getting a fraction of the story. This was not the case in 'Identical.'

The characters were strong, the plot engaging, and the end shocking. It has all the makings for an excellent book, and it pulled it off flawlessly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416950066
Author:
Hopkins, Ellen
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
sexual abuse; twins; family; incest; sex; rape; therapy; death; sibling; sister; abusive father; cutting; slit wrists; razor; bulimia; binge; purge; drugs; pills; prescription; OxyContin; alcohol;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr--sfx
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 592 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416950066 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Perfect on the outside, but behind the Normal Rockwell facades, each holds its secrets. Dark, untellable. Practically unbelievable." — IDENTICAL

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 and damaging secrets. What really happened when the girls were 7 years old in that car accident that Daddy caused? And why is Mom never home, always running far away to pursue some new dream? Raeanne goes after painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to dull her pain and anger. Kaeleigh always tries so hard to be the good girl — her father's perfect little flower. But 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 for years. For Raeanne, she needs to numb the pain of not being Daddy'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 shreads is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.

"Synopsis" by , Kaeleigh and Raeanne are sixteen-year-old identical twins, the daughters of a district court judge father and a politician mother who is running for U.S. Congress. Everything seems fine on the surface, but underneath run deep and damaging secrets—dark truths that explain why Raeanne loses herself in drugs and sex, and why Kaeleigh cuts and binges in an attempt to feel normal. When their entire world has been torn to shreds, Kaeleigh and Raeanne must figure out what it means to be whole again in this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.
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