Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Nick and Eryn are 12 year old twins who alternate living with Mom a week and Dad a week, but now, Mom is getting remarried. They will be moving in with their new step-dad who also has a son and daughter about the same age who live with him on alternating weeks. However, the kids will never meet. They will only be with their father while Nick and Eryn are with their father. Besides, Mom says they aren't ever going to meet.
Nick and Eryn are more curious than ever now. One day, they break into their step-siblings' bedrooms and find that they are almost identical to their own. The mystery continues to haunt them so that they finally devise a plan to find and meet their step-siblings. They are in for quite a surprise when they find them!
Margaret Peterson Haddix takes a bit longer to get into her science fiction elements in this book than she usually does, and I will say that it was also somewhat predictable. But Haddix knows how to build suspense. The main thing I didn't like is that the ending is a complete cliffhanger, so I will have to read the second in this 2 book series In Over Their Heads.
This book is perfect for tweens.
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