Most helpful critical review
on 9 April 2014
Ruby and Garnet are identical twin sisters and do everything together. However, since the death of their mother their world has been increasingly changed and they don't like it. When their dad comes home late one day and introduces Rose, the twins have already decided they don't like her. They move to a little countryside bookshop - which they hate. When Ruby sees an advert calling for twins to audition for roles as the leads of Twins of St Clare's, they head on down to London despite being told they weren't allowed to. After Garnet messes up the audition, Ruby decides the next best thing is to go to boarding school. They write a letter and are told there's only one place, but who shall get the place?
I don't remember this book being quite so.. boring. There are certain aspects of it that are pretty good, like the fact you can really feel the twin's personalities because it is written in a somewhat diary like way. I probably found it more boring now as an adult as I'm not in the intended age range. The story itself seemed to lose it's flare a bit, I'd say, about midway through and then started to pick up again towards the end.