11.08.2005

Review: Twins



Twins by Marcy Dermansky

This was a spectacularly weird book, and yet, I couldn't stop reading it.

Sue and Chloe are identical twins, and this novel tracks their lives together from ages 13 to 17, through tattoos, pills, fights, abandonment, basketball, love and sex.

Initially, I despised Sue, and never really "got" her, though she's a fascinating character in her obsession with Chloe. By the same token, Chloe begins as the "favored" character, but by the end, you don't have much love or respect for her either. These are some seriously weird twins, and the story of their seriously weird adolescence, though this is definitely NOT a YA book.

Weird and startling, I recommend this. I think.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Weird, startling, and twins...reminds me of The Silent Twins by Marjorie Wallace, except that story was non-fiction.