Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman

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Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare form of identical twins--so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they've lived with since their parents passed away when the girls were nine, can't tell them apart. The sisters are connected by an intense bond that goes way beyond their surfaces and borders on the supernatural: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of stress, too. So when troubled Alice disappears mysteriously one night, good-girl Rachel knows something is wrong-especially when Rachel starts experiencing serious physical traumas, even though nobody has touched her.

What Rachel can't tell anyone is that she and Alice sometimes switched places, reveling in the possibility of being the "good one" or the "bad one" for a day. And that Rachel . . . is really Alice, continuing to masquerade as her twin. So then, what happened to her sister? Could whoever abducted her sister really have meant to take her, instead? And can she find the real Rachel before it's too late for both of them?

About Jessica Warman

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JESSICA WARMAN is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, and Between, which have received six starred reviews among them. Between was published in a total of twelve countries around the world. Jessica has an MA in creative writing and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Published August 7, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 432 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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After their parents’ death in a car accident, the twins were raised by their mother’s twin sister and her husband, but lately they have taken very different paths while remaining deeply intertwined.

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They have posed as each other plenty of times, with studious Rachel often helping volatile Alice with her class work or taking a reprimand for her following one of Alice's wild nights.

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I love paperbacks, but usually end up buying ebooks so that I'm able to purchase more books for my budget.

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Project MUSE

Characterization is cleverly executed, with people chattering heedlessly to Alice-as-Rachel about what [End Page 53] Alice is like, but its vividness extends to secondary characters, with Rachel's damaged yet defiantly perky friend Kimber, who ends up Alice's ally, a particular standout.

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