Thursday, July 2, 2015
Book #86 Read in 2015
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (YA)
In graduate school, I read a book by this author and loved it. Several years ago, I read another YA book by her and loved that too. Therefore, this one was a no-brainer to request for review. It did not disappoint. Isabella and Giselle are identical twins. On their way to a school concert, the unthinkable happens and the twins, along with their parents, are in a horrific car crash. One twin lives; one twin dies. How does the family cope with this? How does the surviving twin move on with her life?
This book is well written and shows insight to the complication of family and how tragedy can bond people together. While a quick read, this book packs an emotional punch on many levels. The family is one that readers will care about and want to see them heal. I think high school girls and adults would enjoy this book.
I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.