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The Third Twin Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Omololu, C. J.
ISBN: 0385744536     ISBN-13: 9780385744539
Publisher: Ember
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2016
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Annotation: Inventing a third sister whom they pretend commits all of their rebellious acts, identical twins Ava and Lexi assume the identity of Alicia while dating bad boys, only to land in trouble when one of the young men is found dead. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sisters; Fiction.
Twins; Fiction.
Dating (Social customs); Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2016006463
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 6.00" H x 4.00" W x 1.00" (0.60 lbs) 328 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 177007
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 13.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
Adopted identical twins Lexi and Ava used to joke about an imaginary trouble-making third sibling, Alicia. As teens, they both use the "Alicia" persona for dating the wrong sort of guys. When the guys start being murdered and DNA evidence points to one of the twins, Lexi investigates if Alicia could be real. Thriller enthusiasts may forgive the slow start and implausible premise.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 December #2)

Ava and Lexi are foundling identical twins, left on a restaurateur's doorstep as infants and raised by their single father as members of the privileged California beach crowd. They have a habit of slumming with lower-class dates, alternately pretending to be "Alicia," an invented "third twin." When one of those dates turns up dead, Alicia is implicated. Like Omololu's Transcendence, this contemporary thriller takes a long time to get going. A hundred pages in, Ava and Lexi are still hanging out, worrying about their outfits, about not getting into Stanford, and about who's wearing the diamond-encrusted pendant tonight. A murder has happened, and the cops are involved, but more verbiage is devoted to the joys of eating at a food truck than to concern about the law. The narrative is from Lexi's point of view, and she claims to know nothing, as does Ava. Is Lexi unreliable? Is Ava lying? Or is the truth more convoluted? Some readers may not make it far enough to find out, between sluggish pacing and the sisters' sympathy-numbing self-absorption. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Feb.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 January)

Gr 9 Up—Twins Lexi and Ava have been playing a game since they were little girls: they have created an imaginary third twin, Alicia. As young girls, the sisters would blame naughty behavior on their imaginary sibling. Now as teenagers, the sisters vicariously imagine the free-spirited Alicia indulging in the wilder side of life: dressing provocatively, and with a cadre of attractive boyfriends. Then the game begins to have dangerous consequences—people are turning up dead. Is one of the sisters to blame or is Alicia real? This compelling story filled with serpentine twists and turns will leave readers guessing at every step, and breathless at the climactic conclusion. Hand to readers who crave suspenseful, plot-driven thrillers.—Melanie Okadigwe, Greene Hill School, Brooklyn, NY

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