The Twin by Natasha Preston

The Twin
The Twin by Natasha Preston

Genre: Young Adult Mystery/Thriller

Rating:

2 Star Read

Synopsis

After their parents divorced, twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. After their mother’s tragic death the twins are brought back together.  Ivy assures Iris everything will be alright, but soon Iris starts to take over Ivy’s friends, boyfriend, her whole life.  And Ivy starts to question what really happened to their mother.  

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Thank you to Delacorte Press for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Review

I had high expectations for The Twin.   When I read the synopsis I thought oh parent trap meets single white female.  And it was a little like that, but it was a little like that, but it also wasn’t at all.  First, this book is young adult, and I mean very young adult. The characters were all very immature and I had trouble connecting.  Which lead me to my other issue, I just didn’t care about the characters. 

I think Ivy’s immediate dislike and suspicion of Iris is what really caused this book to not be as good as it could.  The point of books like these is that the manipulative character even fools the protagonist for a while. Ivy’s immediate suspicions of Iris did make her seem a little crazy, and really just didn’t help her. 

The Twin was a great concept, but not super great execution.  I couldn’t get into it and I really just didn’t care about Ivy at all.  The ending also irritated me and I felt like there was no real resolution, which may have been the point, but I wanted more. 

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