A Novel

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating-- but when the entire family is caught in a car crash, everyone's world is shattered forever.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545423038
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 22 cm


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Reviewed by Sarah Z.

"When I picked up this book, I was deprived of contemporary. I hadn’t read one in a while, so I was beyond excited to read this. The title and synopsis sounded so intriguing and totally heart wrenching I couldn’t wait to dive in.

First off I just wanted to say c... Read More »

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GLP Nov 10, 2020

The connection between twins is something most people will never experience. Gizzie and Izzie are no different. However, what happens when there is a car accident and their lives are forever changed. Does the connection remain? Gisele and Isabelle have always been close, they have their own separate likes and dislikes, their own friends, but a tragic accident changes everything.

Jun 17, 2017

Is this a book that is recommended for teens? I read Claire of the Sea Light by Danticat and really liked it, This book seemed very repetitive and not for adults. It did not really draw me in but I did finish it.

Dec 11, 2016

It had some very pretty language and there were times it got me to tear up, but otherwise, this didn't connect with me emotionally as much as it should have. We spend too much time in Giselle's coma that her subsequent attempts at finding her footing seem a bit rushed. I may take a look at Danticat's other works, but only for her use of language, not really for anything else.

LPL_KateG Dec 08, 2015

Edwidge Danticat is a captivating writer, and her latest YA novel is no exception. Untwine is heart-wrenching and true, written in prose that is at times lyrical and at others sparse, creating a touching story of deep love and deep loss.

Sep 30, 2015

Untwine is, for the most part, a starkly realistic novel, and certainly always emotionally realistic, even though there are religious and supernatural elements to Giselle’s journey, including a connection between the twins that defies physics.

Read my full review here: http://shayshortt.com/2015/09/29/untwine/

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Oct 01, 2015

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Sep 30, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Death and grief


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Sep 30, 2015

“The magician has not yet arrived with his box and his saw. We are not yet cut in half. We are still fully ourselves. We are still entwined. We are still whole.”


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