Author Danticat,Edwidge

Item Code 8412579

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9780545423038


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Isabelle and I were holding hands
just as we had been holding hands
on the day we were born.
The doctor told our parents
that he would need to untwine
our tiny fingers to separate us.
We were born holding hands.
And now we wouldn’t let go.

Sixteen-year-old Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be. They are each other’s strongest source of support even as their family life seems to be unraveling and their parents are considering divorce. Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone’s world forever.

Giselle wakes up in a hospital room, injured and unable to speak or move. She doesn’t know what’s happened to her sister, to her family, to herself. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her — her friends, her parents and above all, Isabelle — have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to buoy her and lead her on the path to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a painful spiral of longing and regret?

Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor and heartbreak. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and un-flinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance and family; the horrors of loss; and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.

Genre: Family & Home Stories

Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Middle Secondary

School Year: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11

Ages: 12 to 16

Page Count: 320

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