As their 30th birthday approaches Ruby gets the idea that she and Rose should write down their biography. For even though they live in a small town they have lived a remarkable life. The narrative of the story goes back and forth between the two twins….and it is very clear from the start that they are two different people. Their personalities shine through as they each tell about their growing up years. There are times in which the girls will talk about the same event but they each will put a different spin on things. Or one twin will go into greater detail then the other because the subject matter is too difficult to write about.
I found The Girls to be a wonderfully gripping story filled with such prose and beauty. Lori Lansens does an amazing job of not only brining to life Rose and Ruby but in also talking about the difficulties that conjoined twins face trying to make it through eash day. I was so glad to have read this story. To mean this book wasn’t about fictious words on a page. Instead it read as a biography, Ruby and Rose were both real people to me. I could picture them as I read their words. I could almost hear their voices. This was an amazing read and one that I highly recommend.