A Twin's Redemption

A Story of Hope

Young Adult - General
155 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2015
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Author Biography

I was only 18 years old when I self- published my own book.

I am now currently STUDYING a bachelor of Primary Education at University.

I am an Australian.

I love writing. It is what wakes me up in the morning. It gives me inspiration and freedom. Writing gives me power and a sense to jump into a NEW world. :)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Valerie Rouse for Readers' Favorite

A Twin’s Redemption by Yasmine Fordyce is an interesting tale about twin girls Angelique and Mildred Shortstreet. The story begins with the girls experiencing their first day in kindergarten. The two redheads are extremely intelligent and mature for their age. Unfortunately, their parents neglect them most of the time and they have to fend for themselves. Mr. Humble, their school principal, intervenes and realizes that they were never exposed to real loving behavior. He takes care of them as best he can. Out of the blue, the twins’ parents make the decision to separate them. Despite this separation, they reach out to each other via telepathic messages. They eventually find each other but Angelique dies in Mildred’s arms. Mildred is constantly on the run and changes her identity as well.

A Twin’s Redemption is an engaging book. I was immediately caught up in the plot from the very first chapter. I actually read the book in one sitting! I strongly felt every emotion that the twin girls experienced. This displays the excellent skills of author Yasmine Fordyce who captivates her audience with her descriptive and suspense filled storyline. The language used is semi-formal to reflect the serious nature of the central theme of child abuse. I love the reference to the telepathic abilities of the girls. It would be really interesting if research could be done to establish the prevalence of this phenomenon in twins around the world. As a reader, you cannot help but feel anger towards the abusers of these innocent girls. I also love the resilient spirit of the remaining twin. This feature of her character really stands out. This element encourages readers to be hopeful, despite the trials they face in life. I love the pervasive theme of good overcoming evil. This novel is truly an entertaining read.

Faridah Nassozi

Two little girls, one shy and withdrawn and the other bubbly, these were the four-year-old twins Angelica and Mildred as they began their life journey. However, theirs was not to be a smooth journey; they were to face many challenges, at the very bottom of which were their neglectful, strange parents. Until they started school, Mildred and Angelica had never been allowed outside the house, so everything they knew about life they had learned from TV shows. Even in school, they remained pretty isolated, with the school principal being the only person who knew about their dreadful home circumstances. With parents who were completely oblivious to their existence, the two only had each other to lean on and they had never been apart a single day in their lives until their tenth birthday when everything changed, for much worse.

A Twin's Redemption by Yassy F is a sad and very disheartening story of two girls and their struggle against the endless stream of wickedness in their lives. As little girls, it was simply amazing to peep inside their curious, naughty little minds and then follow their gloomy journey, facing tremendous challenges at every single turn. Just when you thought their lives couldn't get any worse, things took another dark turn. Giving a voice to each of the twins was a touch of genius; it allowed each to express their feelings in their own words, allowing the reader to see deeper into their emotions as they yearned for love and acceptance. The very well portrayed contrast between Mildred and Angelica's characters added an extra layer of depth to the story. It was an amazing story, especially in the beginning.