6.21.2011

Book Review: The Girls

The Girls by Lori Lansens

You know those books that stay with you? You finish it, and even though you might not remember every detail, you find yourself thinking about the characters days and days after you turned the last page?

The Girls is just such a novel.

Rose and Ruby are sisters, living with their adopted parents, and about to turn 30 years old.

Nothing earth-shattering, until you take into account that they are craniopagus twins - conjoined twins, connected at the head. They've never looked in each other's eyes, but they are closer than anyone can imagine.

This novel is about their journey as the oldest living craniopagus twins, documenting their lives as best they can, and even continuing to find out who they are - together and separately. This novel isn't really *about* anything, except about these two amazing characters - beginning to end.

I don't want to spoil or give away anything, except to say that this story is amazing - well-written, thought-provoking, emotional and amazing. Rose and Ruby are still with me - and weeks after reading a book, if I still remember character names, that's saying something.

Read this book - you won't regret it. Truly.


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