Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Identical

This is a very difficult book to read, but very good as well. It deals with the heavy subject of sexual abuse and its effects on teens. The format of this book although typical of Ellen Hopkins, is not what you normally see. It is written in free verse poetry. The two main characters, Kaleigh and Raeanne are identical twins and much of the poetry is for two voices. This is a book that stays with you. I could not put it down (I stayed up until 11:30 reading it when I normally go to bed around 10) and I cannot stop thinking about what happened to the girls. Definitely an R rated book. Between the two of them they deal with drugs, sex, cutting, bulimia and anorexia on top of the sexual abuse. It's not a book for all people but if you can get through it, worth the while.

1 comment:

Leah said...

Sounds interesting, but I think the free verse poetry would throw me for a loop.

LG