Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Review: So, let's jump right into it; I really enjoyed reading this book. It was my first Ellen Hopkins, and I have to say, I'm already a HUGE fan!
The story itself was very interesting, a definite page-turner. It is about two typical teenage girls(twins) Kaeleigh and Raeanne, who are just trying to fit in and get through the world of high school. Unfortunately, their family life is far from perfect, and they don't have the support system they need at this crucial point in their lives. They used to have the perfect life, that every other teenager could only dream of. But ever since 'the accident', their parents barely say two words to each other. They almost never spend time together as a family anymore. They have an alcoholic, over-protective judge for a father, and an indifferent, selfish politician for a mother. Due to their parents' busy schedules, their family life has deteriorated. Raeanne craves the love her father shows Kaeleigh, and wants to be his "little flower". Kaeleigh, on the other hand, seeks attention from her mother. However, as many family secrets start to unveil, the twins stick together and help each other overcome them. The ending has a very exciting twist, it literally made me stop, and re-think... EVERYTHING!
I highly recommend this book. I will defiantly be reading more books by this author. She is so inspirational and her writing style is incredible, it is very well thought out and so creative. I was hooked, right from the first page.