The Different Girl
Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girlthe lone survivor of a recent shipwrecksuddenly and mysteriously... show more
Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girlthe lone survivor of a recent shipwrecksuddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned. Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist’s timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the final page has been turned.
Publish date: February 21st 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
This is a pretty impressive book in a lot of ways. I loved the presence of voice and setting–I felt like I was living in Veronika’s head. And I loved the little details that contributed to the overall sense of something being different. I did think that the ending passed over the practical in favor ...
I will attempt a no-spoiler review for The Different Girl, and hopefully describe why it was just okay.A lot of the book revolves around the education of the four girls, with that routine interrupted when a shipwrecked girl arrives at the island (the "Different Girl"). The pace of this learning is v...
Veronika is one of four identical girls, living on an island for as long as she can remember. She, Caroline, Isobel, and Eleanor, seem to spend each day doing everything alike, set to learn about their surroundings by their caretakers Irene and Robbert. This unvarying daily routine changes when a st...