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by Dan Mccarthy,Denise Gosliner Orenstein

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Dan Mccarthy,Denise Gosliner Orenstein
ISBN: 0060785640
ISBN13: 978-0060785642
Language: English
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition (February 1, 2007)
Pages: 400
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Denise Gosliner Orenstein (Author), Dan McCarthy (Illustrator). But Orenstein with "The Secret Twin" goes one step further: she adds a sense of vulnerable solidarity to her text (as opposed to Hemingway's rather stereotypical band-of-brothers solidarity)

Denise Gosliner Orenstein (Author), Dan McCarthy (Illustrator). But Orenstein with "The Secret Twin" goes one step further: she adds a sense of vulnerable solidarity to her text (as opposed to Hemingway's rather stereotypical band-of-brothers solidarity). Orenstein's novel is like the hypothetical tarot card titled "Lost-And-Found": it vacillates between these all too familiar polarities which we all know more than we sometimes let on, allowing us (the reader) to be swept up with the story so that we too (for a time) might feel less alienated, less lost.

The Secret Twin book. In spare, lyrical prose, Denise Gosliner Orenstein knits a powerful, unusual tale of two voices and a joint journey of separation, self-discovery, and forgiveness. Noah has a secret unlike any other.

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Автор: Orenstein, Denise Gosliner Название: Secret Twin, The Издательство .

2007 Язык: ENG Размер: 1. 0 x 1. 1 x . 6 cm Рейтинг: Поставляется из: США Описание: A compelling novel by the author of UNSEEN COMPANION about a teen who is one half of a pair of conjoined twins seperated after birth. Дополнительное описание

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Denise Gosliner Orenstein. 2 Total Resources 2 Books. Audio Excerpt from Dirt. Books by Denise Gosliner Orenstein 2. Sort by. Number of Resources Number of Awards Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. Browse books by Denise Gosliner Orenstein. A sniper is on the loose and Noah irrationally fears his lost twin could be the culprit. I was completely sucked into this story and couldn't put it down. lalalibrarian, September 6, 2008. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 4 x . 2 x . 0 Inches. Written by a customer while visiting librarything.

Noah has a secret unlike any other. . . .

He is the rarest of humans.

Noah was born conjoined, sharing a heart with his twin brother, but only he has survived. Thirteen years later, when his grandmother undergoes painful surgery, Noah finds himself in the care of Nurse Grace, who has a secret of her own. And when another stranger, a mysterious sniper, begins to terrorize their city, Noah and Grace must confront the extraordinary circumstances of their present lives and the possibilities of the unknown beyond.

In spare, lyrical prose, Denise Gosliner Orenstein knits a powerful, unusual tale of two voices and a joint journey of separation, self-discovery, and forgiveness.

Comments to eBook The Secret Twin
Groll
This was a bit different than my usual read. Suitable for young adult or above. Liked the way the characters were played.
Nice "coming of age" and "life lesson" themes.
Wizard
Noah is thirteen. He is the only survivor of conjoined twins. When he was just a few weeks old he was surgically separated from his brother. He lived and his brother did not. Noah feels guilty. Why should he have lived while his brother, who he believes is still alive wandering the earth without a home, didn't?

When Noah was four his parents died in a car accident and he has to live with his paternal grandmother. Mademoiselle, which is what Noah calls her, provides a roof over Noah's head but not much else for a growing boy. Her house is freezing cold. It is all white and nothing is out of place. She never hugs or touches him and they eat very little.

Mademoiselle is also an alcoholic. Then she goes to the hospital for a face lift and Nurse Grace comes to take care of Noah. Nurse Grace is the opposite of what Noah has been taught about how polite society should operate. Grace is big, loud, sloppy, and full of love. Grace has a secret, too. Her little brother was killed and she is still suffering from the tragedy.

THE SECRET TWIN takes these two lives and creates a psychological healing between the two of them. It is told from alternate perspectives, first Noah's and then Grace's. We see all the events from both set of eyes.

When I started this book I wasn't thrilled, but as I got into the reading I became enamored with the writing and the story. This is a story of redemption, change, healing, and acceptance. I strongly recommend this book for readers who want to think and be changed themselves.

Reviewed by: Marta Morrison
Cerekelv
At first glance, it might seem odd to compare Orenstein's prose to Hemingway's. Certainly the ethos of the two authors couldn't be more different; and yet the rather brilliant unassuming clarity of their prose seems (to me at least) unmistakably similar. But Orenstein with "The Secret Twin" goes one step further: she adds a sense of vulnerable solidarity to her text (as opposed to Hemingway's rather stereotypical band-of-brothers solidarity). Orenstein's novel is like the hypothetical tarot card titled "Lost-And-Found": it vacillates between these all too familiar polarities which we all know more than we sometimes let on, allowing us (the reader) to be swept up with the story so that we too (for a time) might feel less alienated, less lost.
Dikus
I never put down this book from the moment I started reading it. It held my interest not only with the plot, but with the extraordinary writing. Ms. Orenstein perfectly captured the world from a child's point of view -- the convergence of imagination and reality. My teenager is halfway through it, and already it has provoked heartfelt discussions. A wonderful book for sharing with your child.
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