Today I’m pleased to introduce Jessica Warman, author of Beautiful Lies, Between, and Breathless. She’s joining me today to discuss her favorite fictional twins–a very relevant discussion considering the topic of her most recent novel, Beautiful Lies. First, here’s a little bit about this psychological thriller:
Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins-so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong-especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see-and everything they are told-suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.
Given such an exciting description, and such a twisty-turny book, I posed the question to Jessica Warman: Who are some of your favorite fictional twins?
Ahhh, this is a no-brainer! I’m sure I’m showing my age here (although to be fair, I’m not that old), but I must go with He-Man and She-Ra. I know they’re from a cartoon, but they were so incredible to me when I was a child. You can still watch old episodes on Netflix, and I’ve tried more than once to get my own kids on board with the show… alas, they’re far more interested in the new episodes of “My Little Pony.” (I just want to shout at them, “THOSE AREN’T THE REAL LITTLE PONIES, YOU KNOW!!! THEY’RE NOTHING MORE THAN MODERN-DAY RIP-OFFS!!”)
If I could choose runners-up (It’s my guest blog post, so I’m going to do it!), I’d definitely say Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Again, maybe showing my age, but these two are such iconic fictional characters that I’m pretty sure they qualify as timeless. And George Lucas made their story so interesting – they’re separated at birth, they share that one kiss that seems romantic at the time but becomes gross once we/they learn of their shared parentage… it’s all really fascinating stuff. (Plus there were Ewoks! And who doesn’t love the Ewoks? People who are incapable of love, that’s who.)
Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Where the Truth Lies. The idea for Between came from an incident in her childhood, when a local boy went missing after a party on a yacht (he was eventually found, alive).
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