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Twins By Marcy Dermansky

Extraordinary story of blonde beautiful twin sisters trying to survive adolescence and each otherOver the course of five years Chloe and Sue overcome breakups unhappy Hawaiian vacations unicycle lessons eating disorders pil What ticks me off the most about this utterly depressing melodramatic novel is that twice on the cover I am told it is funny You re going to have to give me page and line number on which parts were supposed to be funny The girls leap from one psychotic episode to the next neither are sympathetic characters until about 10 pages from the end and their parents are so unbelievable as to be mere cyphers to allow the author to put her twins in ever ridiculous situations Ugh Bypass

CHARACTERS Twins By Marcy Dermansky

On the eve of their thirteenth birthday identical twins Chloe and Sue agree to get matching tattoos to prove their bond is stronger than DNA So begins Twins Marcy Dermansky’s funny and disturbingly honest debut novel the After finishing this I have read all four of Marcy Dermansky s books and I can t think of another author who gives me so much pure reading pleasure Her writing is clear economical and witty and her plots are creative but I think her special skill is creating fucked up female protagonists of all varieties from the spinning out of control twin teens to the floating out of control Bad Marie my favorite to the thoughtful but at sea women in The Red Car and Very Nice I ve seen this book labeled YA but if it is it s a deliciously twisted black version of the genre I think the teen me would have loved it as much as the now me

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L abuse and their first painful explorations of love and sex Told in alternating voices Twins introduces two new unforgettable heroines on the verge in a spellbinding tale of teen angst obsession and redemption in the subur Dark twisted funny Marcy Dermansky is brilliant in every way


About the Author: Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Very Nice The Red Car Bad Marie and Twins She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Edward Albee Foundation She lives in Montclair New Jersey with her daughter Nina



10 thoughts on “Twins By Marcy Dermansky

  1. says:

    After finishing this I have read all four of Marcy Dermansky's books and I can't think of another author who gives me so much pure reading pleasure Her writing is clear economical and witty and her plots are creative but I think her special skill is creating fucked up female protagonists of all varieties from the spinning

  2. says:

    It’s clear to any reformed YA reader where the author got her idea for this novel blonde beautiful twin sisters and their college age brother live out their teenage years in upper middle class suburbia Sound familiarHowever this is Sweet Valley High put through the chick noir blender Elizabeth’s passivity becomes masochism in the form of “good” twin Chloe Jessica’s penchant for recklessness is transformed into a destructive mad

  3. says:

    In Twins there are not surprisingly two lead characters one good twin Chloe and one who is slightly bonkers Sue; they are clearly two sides of the same coin We get alternating chapters in each twin's first person narration that really show their different personalities They may look identical but that's were the similarities end I won't rehash the whole plot here but I love the unpredictability of the story of all Der

  4. says:

    i have read it now; this is my reaction and also a response to another reader's review the people in this book are so bad you start to think this is ridiculous nobody is this cruel in real life bad parents are not just bad parents there is not one perfect twin and one totally messed up twin but then you start to think yes huh people can totally be this cruel in real life there are people who are so blissfully unaware of themselves and the

  5. says:

    What ticks me off the most about this utterly depressing melodramatic novel is that twice on the cover I am told it is 'funny' You're going to have to give me page and line number on which parts were supposed to be 'funny' The girls leap from one psychotic episode to the next; neither are sympathetic characters until about 10 pages from the end and their parents are so unbelievable as to be mere cyphers to allow the a

  6. says:

    I read this book many years ago in high school I remember picking it up from the library and I enjoyed reading it It was very disturbing and crazy but it is something not a lot of people think about It is a great book about the harsh reality of growing up and thoughts a lot of young girls have I might have to find another copy and re read it so I can get a fresh take on the book

  7. says:

    Dark twisted funny Marcy Dermansky is brilliant in every way

  8. says:

    What if instead of the smart and practical Elizabeth Wakefield girl reporter there was a Chloe a hardworking soon to be popular teenager stunted by her enabling And instead of that rowdy boy crazy Jessica Wakefield there was a Sue with the tendencies of a low level sociopath crippling co dependency and a lack of self controlAnd what if when you were introduced to them instead of giddy hopefulness about gettin

  9. says:

    I needed a uick read and this book caught my eye I myself am an identical twin so I was very curious to what the story had to offer I hadn't even finished the first page and I wanted to cry I find this book honestly disturbing I find myself to

  10. says:

    This book wasgritty harsh deep dark bitterly hilarious It's one of the best YA novels I've ever read Two beautiful sisters with one th

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