The Twin by Natasha Preston
Hi, my name is Rya. I am a sophomore and I enjoy reading, swimming and traveling.
16-year-old identical twin sisters, Ivy and Iris, might just be the perfect duo- best friends, partners in crime, and always there for each other. But since their parents divorced, their contact became minimal and they grew apart.
When the twin’s mother dies unexpectedly from a tragic accident, Iris comes to live with Ivy and their father. Although shaken by this event, Ivy is ready to embrace living with her sister again, and hopes that they can forge a strong sibling relationship after the years that separated them.
But Iris is acting strange, and Ivy seems to be the only one to notice. Whenever the subject of their mother’s death arises, Iris becomes closed off. Iris begins to mess with Ivy, making Ivy out to be in the wrong. Then, Iris starts to mimic Ivy; cutting her hair to the same length, joining the same activities, and flirting with Ivy’s boyfriend. What started as the prospect of a sisterly relationship turns into downright hatred as Iris frames Ivy as being the insane, evil twin.
The Twin by Natasha Preston is, in my opinion, the definition of a page-turner. I was entirely involved in the story, so much so that it could be frustrating when the plot did not go the way I expected, which happened often. Although I personally did not love this book, I think that a fan of chilling psychological thrillers, or someone wanting to escape reality for a little while would enjoy it.