Untwine by Edwidge Danticat

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Giselle and Isabelle Boyer were born holding hands so tightly that the doctor had to untwine their tiny fingers. The Haitian-American sisters are uncannily close, feeling each other’s pain and having the same nighttime dreams.

When their parents decide to separate, Giselle and Isabelle are cast adrift on uncertainty. However, a greater tragedy—a car accident involving the entire family that might have been caused intentionally—leads to an irrevocable separation in which Giselle must struggle to come to terms with her relationship to Isabelle, her parents and extended family, and her friends.

This young adult novel deals deftly with a somber theme within the context of the healing and transforming power of love offered in families and friendships. (Scholastic)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.