Thursday, 31 May 2012
Close to the end of this phenomenal novel, it takes a crazy twist. Something you would never expect to happen. Raeanne is spending some time with Ty (kaeleighs' Boyfriend), and there is a knock on the door. Ian was wondering what Kaeleigh was doing with this stranger. She kept trying to explain that she was Raeanne, but all Ian could tell her is that Raeanne was dead. Of course, Raeanne thought that statement was very absurd because how could she be dead if she was standing right there? Finally, Ian confessed about the accident where Raeanne died a few years back. Come to find out, Kaeleigh had Dissociative Identity Disorder, and sometimes she would take on her sisters personality; after all they were twins.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
IDENTICAL is raw and disturbing, painful and powerful. Hopkins leaves you with shreds of hope. It's one of those stark, gripping novels that you'll never forget reading. A book you can't say you enjoyed reading, but you're glad you did, even though it took some time to pull yourself from its depths. You want to scream at them to tell someone about their problems, but you're so deep in their minds that you understand why they feel trapped in their world. You will defiantly have mixed emotions on the story.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Ellen Hopkins uses characteristic narrative poetry style, Writing in free verse she manages to pull you into her stories so quickly that before you know, the story has ended. Hopkins writing style is very unique and just one page of her writing is all it takes to hook you .
Both Characters have many problems , which revolve around their Father . He started sexually abusing Kaeleigh . She cuts herself and vomits after every eating, desperate to feel something normal. Raeanne, the other twin , uses painkillers, drugs, alcohol, and sex to numb the pain of not being her dads favorite. Both twins have a lot of problems through out the novel ,but hopefully they can work everything out and fix them.