Book about conjoined twins fiction

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Popular Conjoined Twins Books

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Published 08.12.2018

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Novel about conjoined twins named best new Irish children's book

The Girls is the second novel by Canadian novelist and screenwriter Lori Lansens. It was first published in by Knopf Canada. It is the life story of a pair of conjoined twins , Rose and Ruby Darlen, narrated by the twins themselves. Rose, a budding writer, also details key moments from the lives of their adoptive parents, Aunt Lovey and Uncle Stash. The girls are joined at the head craniopagus , with Rose carrying her physically weaker and smaller sister on her right hip. According to the description of the condition at the start of the book, the girls are estimated to share veins as well as skull bones but while their cerebral tissues are meshed, they have distinctly separate brains, leading to differing personalities. The book is set in the fictional small town of Leaford in Ontario , Canada with the Girls frequently travelling to nearby cities of Chatham , Windsor and London.

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One chronicles the story of Grace and Tippi, conjoined twins who, aged 16, have to go to school for the first time and negotiate a world of prejudice, friendship, first love and gossip. Told in verse and in the first person, this elegant, sensitive story will stimulate reflections and conversations about discrimination, diversity, difficult choices and the bonds of love. An engaging read-aloud for junior classes and a valuable book for readers about the futility of war and the importance of respecting different perspectives. This is an important novel for twenty-first century Irish Young Adult literature and for youth culture in Ireland. This absorbing book will immerse even the most reluctant reader and will spark curiosity, pleasure and pride about local environments, history, culture and the richness of modern and ancient Ireland. The books being celebrated today highlight the excellence that children both at home and abroad can expect from books created by Irish authors and illustrators.

3 thoughts on “Popular Conjoined Twins Books

  1. The main characters in Crossan's affecting story are joined at the hip and are under constant medical and psychological care.

  2. Both books are about teenage conjoined twin girls, and both are about the sisters contemplating surgery to separate them.

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