Untwine

Untwine Sixteen year old Giselle Boyer and her identical twin Isabelle are as close as sisters can be They are each other s strongest source of support even as their family life seems to be unraveling and t

  • Title: Untwine
  • Author: Edwidge Danticat
  • ISBN: 9780545423038
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sixteen year old Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be They are each other s strongest source of support even as their family life seems to be unraveling and their parents are considering divorce Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone s world forever.Giselle wakes up in a hospital room, injured and unabSixteen year old Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be They are each other s strongest source of support even as their family life seems to be unraveling and their parents are considering divorce Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone s world forever.Giselle wakes up in a hospital room, injured and unable to speak or move She doesn t know what s happened to her sister, to her family, to herself Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle have shaped and defined her Will she allow her love for her family and friends to buoy her and lead her on the path to recovery Or will she remain lost in a painful spiral of longing and regret Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor, and heartbreak Award winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, and family the horrors of loss and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.

    Untwine Edwidge Danticat Books Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Customer reviews Untwine There was a problem filtering reviews right now Please try again later. ABOUT Edwidge Danticat Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik Krak , a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, and Claire of the Sea Light.She is also the editor of The Butterfly s Way Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays , Haiti Noir and Haiti untruth English Spanish Dictionary WordReference untruth Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions ml % UNTIE crossword answers, clues, definition, synonyms UNTIE UNTIE is a letter word starting with U and ending with E Crossword clues for UNTIE WELCOME ARAGI INC. Please submit all queries to queries aragi. Aragi, Inc represents a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels We do not represent screenplays Submitted queries should include a cover letter with your name, a short bio, the title of the work, and a brief synopsis. Disengage Definition of Disengage by Merriam Webster The two dancers moved together in a series of quick movements before disengaging and leaping apart Put the car in gear, and then slowly disengage the clutch while pressing on the gas pedal If there is a malfunction, the gears will automatically disengage. Entangle Definition of Entangle by Merriam Webster in the process of taking down the Christmas tree, we managed to entangle the string of lights into a hopeless mess of wires the young runaway gradually became entangled in a web of lies

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    1. Edwidge Danticat

      Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection Krik Krak , a National Book Award finalist and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner She is also the editor of The Butterfly s Way Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000 Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures.Danticat earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University She lives in Miami with her husband and daughters.

    238 thoughts on “Untwine”

    1. Whatever is after this world, I pray that there's room for the four of us to always sit together."This was a heart touching, but incredibly boring read for me. The first couple of chapters and especially the first sentence reminded me of If I Stay by Gayle Forman (which I loved), but unfortunately this novel doesn't bring anything new or exciting to the scene of YA contemporary, realistic fiction. The writing does have an easy, structured flow to it, but the pacing is so dreadfully slow and the [...]


    2. 3.5 Have always loved Danticat's adult novels so when I saw this one targeted form the Ya group I had to grab it. She did a wonderful job.Two twins, soon to celebrate their seventeenth birthday, Isabelle and Giselle, close as can be though they have differences, in friends, in interests. A car ride to the concert, where Isabelle will play her flute, will change everything forever for, this family.A novel about grief, recovery and how to move ahead when one is missing. A strong family unit with s [...]


    3. Danticat is one of the most amazing, critically acclaimed writers working today and this, her third young adult novel, does not disappoint. It is a tremendous story of twin sisters and a tragic accident that leaves one of the sisters, Giselle, trapped in her body with no way to communicate. While unable to talk, Giselle spends her time reflecting on her family and her sister, what those things mean in a higher sense, and whether she wants to return to the world she once knew. This book is incred [...]


    4. The same haunting, devastating sadness that is Breath Eyes Memory. Danticat weaves a heartbreaking tale of sisterhood, life and love in Untwine with her usual haitian flair. Untwine tells the story of twin teenaged girls, Isabelle, and Giselle. Two twins whose lives are forever changed by a car crash. Trapped in the confines of her unyielding body, Giselle is forced to deal with her past, her future, and the seemingly inability to now deal with it all. What's remarkable about Danticat, is that d [...]


    5. There were parts of this book (the middle) that were 3 stars for me, and parts (towards the end) that were 5. This is Danticat's first young adult novel. It is the story of identical twin sisters, Giselle and Isabel, aged 16, living in Miami, whose parents are Haitian immigrants. It is impossible to describe many details without spoilers, except that the book opens with a tragic event. Identical twins often have rituals, and sometimes eccentric behaviors. Giselle and Isabel have a love of "glori [...]


    6. Profoundly stunning were the words that came to mind when I finished the last sentence in this poignant and tender story dealing with sisterhood, family, love, loss and grief. Readers quickly learn that sixteen-year-old Haitian-American identical twins, Giselle and Isabelle were born holding hands and now as a car crashes into their SUV on their way to Isabelle’s concert their last interaction with each other will be holding hands making the title so appropriate as the reader journey’s with [...]


    7. Untwine was an okay read. The beginning was *super* similar to If I Stay which I enjoyed but I was sort of hesitant to see what would come of everything. The book was very predictable and somewhat boring but the writing and pacing was really quick so it sort of made up for it. I didn't feel any true connections to any of the characters so that was one of my major disappointments. The ending was nice but I guess I was just wanting more? I don't know. I just felt that it was a very predictable boo [...]


    8. I was bored the whole time reading this and skimmed most of the book. I was expecting more, but there was nothing about this book which drew me in.


    9. Not a book I would have necessarily reached for, but I'm so glad I did. It's YA, and it's a family drama of a teenage girl whose identical twin sister dies in a car crash. It was a very moving portrayal of grief, and a warm story, and one of the best YA books I've ever read set in 1st person present tense, a choice I usually hate, despite its prevalence in YA. Here it and its flashbacks are smooth and clear without clumsy, "I am narrating my thoughts of inexplicable yet necessary exposition." He [...]


    10. Beautifully heart-wrenching story of a teen who loses her twin sister in a car accident and her family's attempts to survive in the aftermath of such a tragedy.


    11. also posted on my blog sarahsbookaddiction.wordpressNOTE: I do mention If I Stay quite a bit in this review and it does contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read If I Stay, I wouldn’t suggest you to go any further.When I picked up this book, I was deprived of contemporary. I hadn’t read one in a while, so I was beyond excited to read this. The title and synopsis sounded so intriguing and totally heart wrenching I couldn’t wait to dive in.First off I just wanted to say comparing books is t [...]


    12. I actually coughed up the cash to buy this book in hardcover, because it just looked so beautiful. The light blue background, the tree branches, the hearts, the poetic title spoke to me. Of course, the morning I put the book into my work bag also happened to be the same morning I failed to tightly seal my coffee thermos, which was—you guessed it—also in my bag.You win some, you lose some.Fortunately, by lunchtime the book had mostly dried, so no reading time was lost in the tragedy. And not [...]


    13. I really, really wanted to like this book. Even though the premise started off like anIf I Stay knock off, I liked the way the author talked about the culture and diversity that the family comes from. Outside of that, this was just a really boring read. It's written in a kind of memoir style, which is fine for a memoir, but I really wanted to see more conversation instead of constant internal monologues and thoughts. I tried to get through this book, but just ended up skimming through it till th [...]



    14. Untwine is a quiet novel—perhaps too quiet for many readers of YA novels—but Danticat is a still a master. Danticat is a master of the impressionistic novel, and some of her novels (several of them written as intertwined short stories) stand as all time favourites. Untwine comes up too short of that caliber novel, perhaps because she seems forced, written a YA novel, to develop a plot-driven story around a tale that is much more reflective, about the journey of dealing with grief. What Danti [...]


    15. Untwine by Edwidge Danticat is a story about two sister, twins. It's a very sad book, and full of mystery about a mysterious event that changed one sisters life, and ended another's forever. The best character is Giselle, one of the twins. She is devastated about the tragic event that took place, but she is not afraid to face what's real, even if it means that part of her is and always will be missing. This story is very realistic and could definitely happen to anyone, but it's not something tha [...]


    16. While reading this book I was compelled by the family of characters to continue til the conclusion. Parts were very boring and almost devoid of emotion when I expected to be beyond sad as the event unfolds. It almost annoyed me. Then there were other parts that were so beautifully written; a memorable quote with perfect insight. The last part of the book is very moving. I totally agree with other reviewers that parts of the book were 2 stars and others were 5 stars. Those moments kept me reading [...]


    17. I liked this book. It was interesting because it started out with a car crash, and Giselle (the main character) fell into a sort of coma. During this time, her twin sister, Isabelle dies from the car crash. When she wakes up from the coma, she can't read, draw, look at screens, or anything that might damage her brain. The story goes on about how Giselle is always thinking about Isabelle and that she wishes that she had died instead of her. She misses Isabelle and because of the grief, she kind o [...]


    18. I enjoyed this book for the themes. I wish I got to know the family a bit better, they seem brilliant and lit! I'd love a prequel from the perspective of the parents. I would recommend this for persons who like YAs that deals with death.




    19. I never really got into the story, but I loved the reader. I enjoyed listening to her voice and would frequently realize I was just hearing the voice, but not the words and have to rewind. I think the book felt to much like an account of real life when I was in the mood for entertainment.


    20. 3.5 - the writing is beautiful, and it's a poignant story. My decrease in stars is due to length; it really drags at times. Which I guess is how grief feels. The rest of the world moves on while you continue to struggle. Despite that, this was a good story. The reasoning behind the car-crash seemed underdeveloped and potentially could have gone somewhere interesting, but then dropped. I recommend this for anyone who has enjoyed Edwidge Danticat previously. It's definitely worth reading/listening [...]


    21. Check out this and other reviews on my blog, Here's to Happy Endings!Giselle and Isabelle are identical twins with difference – they each have a mole behind their ear, but on the opposite side.They are also best friends and extremely close, even though they are both into different things. Isabelle plays the flute in the high school orchestra and is serious about music, but Giselle thinks she takes it a little too seriously, and doesn’t share her enthusiasm, although she is always happy to wa [...]


    22. In Untwine, Edwidge Danticat tells a story about 2 18 year old twin sisters who are going through a hard time in their life. Their names are Isabelle and Gizelle. Their parents are divorcing and they are imagining what their life would be like not together as a family. One day their whole family is going to Gizelle’s dance recital and on the way there, they get into a car accident. Read the book to find out if the sisters will be untwined forever. In Untwine, I think the author did a good job [...]


    23. “People say that things like this happen in slow motion, as though you suddenly become an astronaut in the antigravity chamber of your own life. This wasn't true for me. Things were speeding up instead, and I did my best to slow them down in my mind.”As a note, a finished copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. In a tune similar to that of If I Stay, readers can expect to have their hearts break in half [...]


    24. You know how you see the synopsis for a book and instantly know you have to read it? Even if it is sure to break your heart?Double yes.Add this one to your list of heartbreakers, because it is spectacular.Untwine got to me. It poured right into my soul as I devoured this book into my heart. I knew what I was getting into. Anyone will the minute they read the back cover of Untwine. It’s sure to go only one way, and yet you’re still not ready for it once it finally happens.I loved this book.I [...]


    25. The book started out very well, but it soon became one of those novels that really drag the story in the center and then have everything happening in the end. I liked Dandicat's style of writing so I'm definitely going to check out her adult literature, but I expected way more of this one to be honest.


    26. Book #86 Read in 2015Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (YA)In graduate school, I read a book by this author and loved it. Several years ago, I read another YA book by her and loved that too. Therefore, this one was a no-brainer to request for review. It did not disappoint. Isabella and Giselle are identical twins. On their way to a school concert, the unthinkable happens and the twins, along with their parents, are in a horrific car crash. One twin lives; one twin dies. How does the family cope with t [...]


    27. "I have to remind myself that no matter how hard it seems, I just can't keep falling back"This seemed like such a promising read, but I felt nothing but disappointment. Although the plot was sad, it was also slow and had now rising action/climax/falling acting. We start in media res, which I will say is done well. But after the first three chapter the story really fell off for me. This story takes place where I currently live. I love that we saw a story based on Haitian-Americans, and we get to [...]


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