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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. 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 effect they have on other people that they could easily be this unlikable and effed up and then you start to think i really like how it turns out both twins are fucked up but in spite of the incompetence of everyone else in their lives they don t just fall apart and then you start to think i m really hungry carl s jr is a terrible establishment and nothing they serve is real food and you start to think how grateful you are that this book is pretty short and you still have time to make yourself a decent snack also you think the ending was kind of a cop out Not done yet barely started but here s a talei was sitting in a coffeeshop starting to read this book thinking it was like a much darker depressing version of Sweet Valley High when in walk two blond teenaged IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS just like the book i did not tell them how creepy it was that they walked in i also did not recommend that they read this book because it is completely inappropriate for actual identical twins to read i bet also full disclosure it was not a coffeeshop it was Carl s Jr

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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

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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. 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 madness in Sue Daniel SVH s Steven by another name is a loner who does nothing but read books about the Nazis Twins though light on plot constructs a world that is dark and twisted where human cruelty is the norm In fact as the story wears on it really does begin to wear There s a reason authors usually balance darkness with moments of levity the reader needs that kind of safety valve or the story becomes unbearable Dermansky offers little in the way of such release for the readers of Twins Unhappiness congeals into misery and the reader is forced to crawl along in the emotional euivalent of mud for the majority of the novel Its rather understated ending feels anti climactic after all the build up or rather tear down because everything sucks all the time hereI d like to say that the novel s darkness reveals psychological insight Unfortunately the pop psychology of poorly parented children either internalizing their pain or running amok is rather heavy handed By the middle of the novel the angst that the characters suffer begins to feel like misery pornThough there are stylistic flaws the author has a tin ear for dialogue and her plotting has a uality of and then this happened and then this happened and then and then it s not a poorly written book Unfortunately neither is it a good read


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 AUTHOR 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 creati

  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 familiar?How

  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 th

  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

  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 fro

  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

  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 stun

  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

  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 thing in common each other They grow up together and apart each making her own mistakes and learning They separate when Sue who loves only her sister goes too far and Chloe longing to be her own person breaks away They find their way back to each other slowly working through hard

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