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by Nick Sharratt,Sue Heap,Jacqueline Wilson




Ten-year-old Ruby and Garnet are identical twins who do everything together. Especially since their mother died three years earlier. They dress alike, wear their hair the same, and sit together in every class. In fact, everything about them is the same--except their personalities. Ruby is funny and outgoing, Garnet is sensitive and shy. Together they're the perfect double act--and that's just the way they like it. Soon the twins' life is turned upside down. Their dad has been spending a lot of time with his new "friend" Rose. Ruby and Garnet can't stand Rose. To make matters worse, Dad and Rose buy a bookstore out in the country and the whole family moves. Ruby hates their new school, but Garnet thinks it isn't all that bad. When Garnet befriends some of their new classmates, Ruby feels betrayed and stops speaking to Garnet. Garnet misses her sister terribly, but has to admit it's nice doing things on her own for a change. Somehow, the girls will have to find a way to maintain their special twin relationship without spending every minute of the day together.
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ISBN: 0440413745
ISBN13: 978-0440413745
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Nick Sharratt,Sue Heap,Jacqueline Wilson
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (April 1, 1999)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1196 kb
FB2 size: 1735 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 833
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Vit
Ruby and Garnet are identical twins who do everything together, they are ten year old living with their father and grandmother, unfortunately their mother Opal is died.

Despite their different characters; Ruby is social and Garnet accepts her sister as leader, they are agree on everything.

Their enemy is Rose, the new girlfriend of their father, but over the time they will change their mind.
Until the last chapter the voice describes carefully their relationship to the outer world remarking that their behavior is immature and childish.

"You're going to have to learn to someday said Dad. You'll both grow up and have different jobs and have different lifestyles and have different families. No we're going to stay together, I said. We'd got it all sorted out. We'd stick together when we were old" (Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson, page 146)

Thank to the entire family Ruby, the strong character decided to change "the book" to a Memorandum where she realize that her sister do not need to be the same, and consequently they do not have to do the same things, to be happy.

Unexpectedly Garnet accepts this mutation having positive effect with the outside world.
In my opinion this is a portrait of modern families narrating the positive and negative stages of two teenagers.

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Daigami
This is a really good book I hope there is another one of these books and ruby goes to the school and they share the same room
INwhite
A truly heart wrenching story that clearly communicates its message in the small amount of pages it is long. 5 Stars!
TheMoonix
Twins Ruby and Garnet are annoyed to find out that not only do they have to move house, and leave their Gran, but that their dad has a new girlfriend - Rose! Ruby is determined to get rid of Rose and even encourages twin Garnet to join in her vendetta. Also with a determination to become famous Ruby follows a TV advert to be part of a TV serial. Garnet wanting to please her sister does everything she can. Can both girls do what they want with their life but still remain on good terms?

This wasn't that good a book. I know I'm not in the intended age group but even my niece, whom I read it too, didn't think it was that good either. The storyline of the story didn't seem to flow that well and overall it was duller than it was entertaining.

The characters didn't seem to have their own personality and eventually reading the book started to become more of a chore than something of enjoyment.

Ruby just grated on me her whole personality was irritating. Garnet was far too much of a push over and always eager to please - brown-noser comes to mind.

Overall this book was a bit of a disappointment. It just wasn't something I was expecting from a children's book.
Seevinev
I read a book called Double Act. This was one of the best books that I have ever read. It was funny, adventurous, and very much like real life. It was adventurous because the two main characters, Ruby and Garnet, who are identical twins, ask their dad (their mom is dead) if they can audition for a twin commercial, but he says no. Regardless of this, they go to New York and audition. It was funny because their dad met someone that they hate and they do funny things like confuse her, throw-up on her, etc. This is realistic because she made these two characters act how real twins act-I would know because I have a twin sister. Jacqueline wilson has a very unique writing style. she uses cliffhangers,and writes in a way that there is never a part whereit isn't interesting, boring or obvious. this is a book that you just can't put down! When you come acorss a book well-written, like this one, you say, "Mom, just let me finish this chapter I have just one more page to finish!" You really have three, but anything to read more of it! I suggest this book to anyone who like funny, adventurous, and realistic books.
Beabandis
You wanna know why this book is so great? Well, you'll just have to read it - but I will tell you a little bit.

This book you are about to order (maybe) Is about identical twins with totally different personalities. Ruby is outgoing and playful, while Garnet is quiet and shy. When their mother dies and gets replaced by frizzy dizzy Rose, they have to team up and stand up against the family.

You're still wondering why this book is so good right? Well, the reason why I rated this book 5 stars is because it is so organized and if you read it, it'll hook you, making you want to read more, more, more: until you finish and complain that there is no sequel to it.

Jacqueline Wilson fans, welcome the amazing: DOUBLE ACT!!!
Akinonris
The book we recently read and enjoyed was Double Act by Jaqueline wilson which we read with our class, 1m2. It is about two identical twins called Ruby and Garnet who live with there dad and gran because there mother died when they were young. Although they look the same they have two totally different personalities. Ruby is the loud and scruffy one and Garnet is the quiet and tidy one. Ruby wants to be an actress when she grows up so when Ruby sees an ad in the newspaper she jumps at the chance to go to it so she bullies Garnet into going with her. There is much heasitation but eventually Garnet gives in. We're not going to tell you any more so you better get reading!!!
The book we recently read and enjoyed was Double Act by Jaqueline wilson which we read with our class, 1m2. It is about two identical twins called Ruby and Garnet who live with there dad and gran because there mother died when they were young. Although they look the same they have two totally different personalities. Ruby is the loud and scruffy one and Garnet is the quiet and tidy one. Ruby wants to be an actress when she grows up so when Ruby sees an ad in the newspaper she jumps at the chance to go to it so she bullies Garnet into going with her. There is much heasitation but eventually Garnet gives in. We're not going to tell you any more so you better get reading!