****Identical by Ellen Hopkins****
Recommend to read- 9/10
Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family -- on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that's where their differences begin. For Kaeleigh, she's the misplaced focus of Daddy's love, intended for a mother whose presence on the campaign trail means absence at home. All that Raeanne sees is Daddy playing a game of favorites -- and she is losing. If she has to lose, she will do it on her own terms, so she chooses drugs, alcohol, and sex. Secrets like the ones the twins are harboring are not meant to be kept -- from each other or anyone else. Pretty soon it's obvious that neither sister can handle it alone, and one sister must step up to save the other, but the question is -- who?
I've read all of Hopkins books, and let's just say they keep getting better. For a while my favorite has been Impulse, and closely followed by Crank. Now they all move down a notch to make room for Identical. The story is just so raw and real, you wan't to cringe and look away but you can't. You have to keep reading. Kaeleigh and Raeanne depend on each other and help each other more than they know. The ending is just about as perfect as it can get, wanna know how? Of course you do. PLOT TWIST. And a very big one at that. Overall I have to say that Identical left a long lasting impression on me. I would recommend Identical to anyone strong enough to read about the inner struggles of abuse of all kinds.