Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Trouble with Twins by Kathryn Siebel - OPTIONAL

Siebel, Kathryn The Trouble with Twins, 235 pages. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. $16.99.

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G;  Violence: PG 

Henrietta and Arabella are twins but their lives couldn't be more different. Everyone loves Arabella and wants to be around her , but it's not the same for Henrietta.  After an incident at home, Henrietta is sent to live with Aunt Priscilla.  Things don't start out great for Henrietta, but slowly seem to be taking a turn for the better.  Meanwhile, Arabella thinks all will be better without Henrietta, but finds she misses her sister and decides to head out on her own to visit.  

Initially I was a little concerned and didn't like where this was headed but it turned out to be quite a cute story with some interesting characters, unusual circumstances and a good ending.  Even the narrator didn't detract from the story and added a little humor.  While both girls had adventures apart and perspectives changed,  they knew they wanted to be together and found their own place in the family.  

EL -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: RB

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