Untwine: Book summary and reviews of Untwine by Edwidge Danticat

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Untwine by Edwidge Danticat
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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 have a tragic encounter 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.

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"Starred Review. Danticat's final scenes are at once heartbreaking and uplifting." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Danticat shines in this young adult novel that at times seems to move into the supernatural and mystical before yanking readers back into realism." - School Library Journal

"This is a poignant story for thoughtful teens that explores what it means to be a twin and how to say good-bye without losing oneself. Grades 8-11." - Booklist

"An honest, endearing exploration of family, grief, and perseverance." - Kirkus

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Edwidge Danticat Author Biography

Since the publication of her debut work Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has won praise as one of America's brightest, most graceful and vibrant young writers. In this novel, and in her National Book Award-nominated collection of stories, Krik? Krak!, Danticat evokes the powerful imagination and rich narrative tradition of her native Haiti, and in the process records the suffering, triumphs, and wisdom of its people. Author Paule Marshall has said of Danticat, "A silenced Haiti has once again found its literary voice."

Born in Haiti in 1969, Danticat, like the protagonist of her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, at the age of twelve left her birthplace for New York to reunite with her parents. She earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she ...

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