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Beside Myself - Kelli Ann Morgan
Beside Myself
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Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one... show more
Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one day--and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister. With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781632864338 (1632864339)
ASIN: 1632864339
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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BookB rated it
2.5 Beside Myself | Ann Morgan | Full Review
I'm going to preface this review by saying that, even after successfully making it all the way through this book, I still don't understand the abundance of 4 and 5 star reviews for this book. Beside Myself is described as a "literary thriller", literary being shorthand for descriptive (but not qui...
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4.0 from FictionZeal.com re: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
Who am I again? I’m Ellie. No! Maybe I’m Helen. Are you all confused yet? Well, don’t be. Helen and Ellie are twins, although Ellie was painfully shy and Helen was ‘the boss’ of the two. Ellie always followed along with what her sister wanted to do and obeyed everything she told her to do. S...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.5 What makes us who we are?
Thanks to Net Galley and to Bloomsbury for providing me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Beside Myself is a complex story of swapped identities. Two identical twins, Helen and Ellie, swap places, as a game, when they’re only six years old, and they never go back again to their ...
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3.0 Ann Morgan - Beside Myself
Helen and Ellie are identical twins - like two peas in a pod, everyone says. The girls know this isn't true, though: Helen is the leader and Ellie the follower. Until they decide to swap places: just for fun, and just for one day. But Ellie refuses to swap back... And so begins a nightmare from whic...
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