February 2, 2010
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Kaeleigh and Raeanne are sixteen year old identical twins their father is a district court judge and their mother is running for Congress. Their father loves Kaeleigh much more than he loves Raeanne, because of this he has been sexually abusing Kaeleigh since she was nine years old. There mother isn’t around very much; she stays in Washington a lot. Raeanne is always trying to find a way to numb the pain of not being daddy’s favorite. She will take anything she can find, pills from her father to wine from their wine cabinet. Kaeleigh is always trying to find a way to feel something she will do anything from cutting or making herself throw up after a binge.
I liked this book because this could happen to any family, even the district court judges family or the family of a congress woman. I like the way the Ellen Hopkins writes her books. I recommend this book to any high school student who is looking to read a very good book with an ending that will blow your mind.
Josh B., Class of 2011