Almost Identical

Almost Identical

Book - 2012
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Once inseparable best friends, thirteen-year-old identical twins Sammie and Charlie begin to grow apart when they make new friends and join different clubs as seventh graders at a brand new school.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grosset & Dunlap, c2012
Description: 217 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780448451916
0448451913
9780448458656
0448458659
Branch Call Number: j Oliv

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 13, 2018

The first novel in the "Almost Identical" series by Lin Oliver is a realistic embodiment of what it's like to experience everything changing around you as a middle school student. The pressure to fit in, the constant worry of being misplaced, the feeling of not meeting others' standards — times two. Identical twin sisters Sammie and Charlie move to a new school and both have to scurry into different clubs and groups to find new friends. One more lucky than the other, causing them to drift apart. Written in Sammie's point of view, Almost Identical is a wonderfully written book that will push you to laughter and tears.
- @WordfulReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I would say that out of all fiction books I’ve read that are based on the lives of the main characters, the character development and the introduction of them and their relevance in “Almost Identical” by Lin Oliver was the most concise and eloquent. That is because I found it quite easy to catch on to the reason behind each character’s attitude and evolving personality, especially the main characters, twin sisters Sammie and Charlie. Not only did Lin Oliver expertly explore the ups and downs of sisterhood and the strong bond found in them, but she also explored how that bond may be weakened due to growing apart and certain social standards that not all young teenagers may be able to reach or be confident in following. Lin Oliver challenged the image that is being fed to youth on a plate they call the media by clearly making a statement about how everyone has different lifestyles and social standards they meet, including the strength of relationships and social class. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed reading this novel and I would definitely recommend “Almost Identical” to readers looking for a meaningful read about self-imagery and sisterhood. Rating: 4/5
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

blue_dog_2471 Jul 14, 2015

This is a very good book. It is interesting to see two twin sister not be so much a alike

I would like to see this book from both Charlie and Sammie's point of views. I want to know Charlie agrees that Lauren only befriended her for Ryan. Does Charlie realize that she has changed just to be an SF2?

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s_spears
Jul 06, 2014

This is cool

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melodysiebert
Jul 06, 2014

even 9 year old girls can pick up good information about growing up here. Love the cool poem. Fantabulous, extraordinary book.

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erikaashley
May 24, 2013

This is the best book I have ever read!!!
Fantabulous!!!

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Apr 24, 2016

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Jul 06, 2014

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Sammie and Charlie are identical twin sisters, always together and agree on everything. But now they're learning that they're not so identical after all?

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melodysiebert
Jul 06, 2014

"I'm so proud of you both GoGo added, handing us each a bottle of blue Gatorade, which I needed cause I was oozing my usual twenty gallons of sweat."

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