Identical by Ellen Hopkins

Available At: Air Academy, Aspen Valley (HS), DCC (HS), Liberty

Removed from DCC (HS) on 5 May, 2023. Removed from Liberty approx. Nov, 2023

Returned to DCC (HS) on 26 July, 2023

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Sexual, Violence

Description: Sixteen-year-old identical twin daughters of a district court judge and a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, Kaeleigh and Raeanne Gardella desperately struggle with secrets that have already torn them and their family apart.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains explicit sexual activities including sexual assault, incest, and child molestation; violence including self-harm and suicidal ideations; profanity and derogatory terms; and drug and alcohol abuse.

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Page 26: “He likes what I give him. I like what he gives me, too, and I’m mostly talking about the bud. I pick up my pace because right under his front seat I know there’s a fat, stinky joint with my name on it.”

Page 41: “Then I kissed him. Hard. Wet. Sharp stabs of tongue. My fingers drifted in between his thighs, finding exactly what they expected.”

Page 65: “I guess I could have offered descriptions o Daddy’s “privates” (his word), the way he wears his scars.…Instead, I stood by and watched father love turn to LUST.”

Page 237: “Now that I’ve evacuated my stomach, I can swallow the Oxy I borrowed for myself.”

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