The Lost Girl
Iris and Lark Maguire are identical twins. On the outside, they look the same but on the inside they are very different. They are the perfect compliment to each other, one quiet and creative, the other practical and down to earth. Then disaster happened, for the first time ever, they would be in separated classes. how would they survive? Who would protect Lark from the school's number one bully? Iris ranted and reasoned. Lark pleaded. No one would listen. they pretended to listen. They pretended to understand but the fact was, they didn't. No one did.
This book is about children with a voice that no one hears. It's about the loyalty of the sisters, the powerful protection and support they have for each other. The author says it best in her letter to the reader at the front of the book (I read an ARC copy, for clarification, in case that isn't where it is in the final copy), "...this book is about the subversive force of female friendship and how the bonds between girls are magic." Did I mention the story had magic? Just another plus, in my opinion.