Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Girls by Lori Lansens

Abridged Audiobook
I enjoyed listening to the abridged version of The Girls by Lori Lansens and read by Stephanie Zimbalist & Lolita Davidovich.

The storyline for 'The Girls' is engaging and unique. It's a novel, but reads like a memoir... In fact, there were a few times that I forgot that I was actually listening to a novel and not a memoir.

The leading characters for 'The Girls' are Craniopagus conjoined twins, Rose and Ruby Darlen, and they are 29 years old at the start of 'The Girls'... We also learn at the start of 'The Girls' that both Rose & Ruby Darlen are the oldest living Craniopagus conjoined twins... So, Rose sets out to write the story of her life and urges her sister, Ruby, to write about their lives together from her perspective. So, in turns, we learn about the lives of Rose & Ruby Darlen as they lived their together through their narratives interwoven throughout 'The Girls'.

'The Girls' is a touching story really, with a well developed storyline and memorable characters. Lori Lansens is an amazing writer and captivates the reader from the onset of her novel. I highly recommend 'The Girls' by Lori Lansens.

I am giving The Girls by Lori Lansens a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!

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