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Written in skillful verse, this is a
dark tale of abuse and mental
illness. Hopkins handles these
taboo issues with a direct and sensitive approach, which creates an enthralling story.

Raeanne and Kaeleigh are identical twins in what seems to be a perfect family. But after a terrible accident, their politician mother runs away onto the campaign trail, even though Kaeleigh is desperate for her love.

Raeanne desperately wants her father's affection, but when Kaeleigh becomes its object she turns to sex and drugs. Can the twins confront their demons, and what will they find if they do? (Margaret K. McElderry, Sep., 576 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781416950059, HC, 14 and Up)
Reviewed by: 
Raven Haller