He never claimed to be the missing Cassiel. He just neglected to deny it. Given the choice between being a nobody, nameless and homeless, or being a somebody, with everything you’ve never had, who wouldn’t hesitate? However, pretending to be someone else isn’t easy, especially when no one is who they seem.
Jenny Valentine’s young adult novel, Double, begs the reader to ponder the essence of a person’s character – what defines a person and how that affects, or is affected by, an individual’s choices. Slow to build momentum, plot turns in the later portions of the book are certain to build suspense. Many of the characters seem lacking in dimension, but Chap’s struggles with ethical and moral decisions help readers identify with him. Despite annoying changes in tense during parts of the book, Double is an enjoyable book for teens and may lead to discussions.
Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
This post was previously posted at Living Peacefully with Children.