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Two Much Alike

by (author) Bernice Thurman Hunter

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2000
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2000
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It's 1953: television is the newest thing, girls wear dresses to play outside — and Carrie and Connie Taylor are almost twelve years old. Living in Detroit, Michigan, "the twins" are so identical they fool people by switching clothes or classes in school. They even have their own private language! But after their Canadian cousin says that twins have no identity, Carrie decides to "individuate." She tries to look and act different from Connie, and Connie is miserable — if she is not Carrie's twin, who is she? Told in a fresh, lively voice, this story of a pre-teen finding out who she is has great appeal, especially to readers who wonder about the mysterious lives of identical twins.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Award-winner Bernice Thurman Hunter is the author of many highly acclaimed historical novels, including Booky: A Trilogy and the equally successful Margaret books. Her most recent titles are the Red Cedar Award-winning Amy's Promise and the follow-up novel Janey's Choice. Bernice received the Vicky Metcalf award in 1989 for her body of work. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

“Hunter is adept at slipping in the details that make real a distant time?? (The Toronto Star) “Bernice Thurman Hunter accomplishes something with Amy's Promise that, strangely, seems to elude many contemporary writers: she simply tells a story.? (Quill & Quire)

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