Friday, September 18, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Untwine by Edwidge Danticat


A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love, and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat.

Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers are caught in a car crash that will shatter everyone's world forever.

Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. 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, her twin--have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a 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 unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss, and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months


In this heartbreaking novel, there are tear-filled moments and a girl trying to find love again. 

Twins, Isabelle and Gizelle, have always been in sync from the moment they were born to the day they were going to Isabelle's concert. The day of the concert there was a terrible car accident and Isabelle took most of the impact for her family. At first everyone thought Gizelle survived and is having trouble saying good-bye to the other part of her soul. Gizelle is trying to find a way to love again and untwine from her twin, Isabelle. 

This book was hard to finish because my heart felt like it was breaking throughout the whole book. 

I don't have a favorite part, but Aunt Leslie is my favorite character because she is caring and there when people need help, plus she is a doctor! 

I recommend this book for those recovering from a loss. Everyone goes through it and you are not alone. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up. 

This book's publishing date is September 29, 2015.