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The Girls Meet Rose and Ruby sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as the girls They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their dreams But the Darlens are special Now nearing their th birthday, they are history s oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one From their awkward first steps Ruby s arm curled around Rose s neck, her foreshortened legs wrapped around Rose s hips to the friendships they gradually build for themselves in the small town of Leaford, this is the profoundly affecting chronicle of an incomparable life journeyAs Rose and Ruby s story builds to an unforgettable conclusion, Lansens aims at the heart of human experience the hardship of loss and struggles for independence, and the fundamental joy of simply living a life This is a breath taking novel, one that no reader will soon forget, a heartrending story of love between sisters

10 thoughts on “The Girls

  1. says:

    I have never looked into my sisters eyes I have never bathed alone I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to the beguiling moon I ve never used an airplane bathroom Or worn a hat Or been kissed like that I ve never driven a car Or slept through the night Never a private talk Or

  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Ugh I had to force myself to finish this book This is a book about twin girls conjoined at the head, written alternately by each girl in autobiographical form Here are the things that made me not like this book 1 Way too muc

  3. says:

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.comIn what has to be the best blend of heartbreaking sadness and unbelievable joy, author Lori Lansens has managed to write a novel about two girls that you will not soon forget if ever After I finished THE GIRLS, I felt many emotions, but the strongest was that I had just rea

  4. says:

    I love when I finish a book and it stays with me for days afterward as I continue to wonder about the characters and what may still be happening even though the story in the book has ended This is going to be one of those books I can t think of one negative thing to say about any aspect of this book I loved the c

  5. says:

    I won t be finishing this, life is too short A character and someone on greads said it best it doesn t matter if the book is well written, it will sell because it s about conjoined twins Yep.This story is unique in its premise a back and forth of two conjoined twins who have learned that they are dying but the executi

  6. says:

    The cover reminded me vaguely of the cover of The God of Small Things they re both pretty artsy flowers on the water things but there s really very little that s similar about the two books, except that they re good And they have twins in them The Girls is amazing The edition I bought has a little reader s guide questions

  7. says:

    3.5 Believe it or not, this is the third novel I ve now read about conjoined twins, after Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss about the Bunkers, the original Siamese twins and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Like Marion and Shiva from the latter, Rose and Ruby Darlen are craniopagus twins, joined at the head Unlike the Stone b

  8. says:

    One of the least engaging books I have read in a very long time I found the main characters of Rosie and Ruby to be exceptionally boring and slightly annoying It literally felt as though I was reading someone s mundane diary, dreary boring details that may make up a good diary for the writer however do nothing for an outside reader.

  9. says:

    Beautifully written story of two sisters who are conjoined They live in a small town, where everyone knows them as The Girls As with any other sisters, they are very different people but unlike every other set of sisters, they are often viewed as one The author has done an amazing job of creating two completely seperate voices and manage

  10. says:

    I admit I was attracted to this book because it was about conjoined twins But, the fascination quickly wore off and I was left wondering when the characters were going to come to life and become compelling beyond their conjoinment The story never came to life for me.

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