The Girls

August 11th, 2016

Read: July 23, 2016

Summary: Rose and Ruby are twenty-nine-year-old conjoined twins who were born in a small Ontario town during a tornado to a teenaged mother. Their birth mother abandoned the girls and they were raised by the nurse, Aunt Lovey, who delivered them and her husband, Uncle Stash.

Although conjoined, Rose and Ruby lead separate lives and have distinct interests. Rose being, the bookish of the two, has always wanted to be a writer, and so begins to pen her autobiography. Ruby points out that Rose’s book can’t be only about her and as they are conjoined, the autobiography must contain Ruby’s story as well. Ruby’s contribution is interspersed throughout.

My Thoughts: It was a slow start and I wasn’t quite sure I would like the story.  As I continued to read, the pace picked up and story got more interesting. It was such a sweet novel to read as these sisters intertwine their views on life and struggles of being two separate people who happened to be joined together.

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