Author: Trisha Leaver
Genre: young adult, contemporary, realistic fiction, mystery, suspense, family
Expected Publication: April 28, 2015
A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.
When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.
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I'm Waiting Because: (1) I've seen this around several times and read how people get so excited over this, (2) it has a really interesting and unique plot, in my opinion, (3) a twin sister assuming the identity of her dead sister sounds like a MUST READ plot for me - I just imagine the things she'll imagine, how she'll see them, how she'll see her dead sister, and other more things that can go, heck it makes me wonder how the people around her will react if they find out she's not her sister at all!