Missy Vianello and Claire Linehan are closer than two cousins ought to be. During a school project gone wrong, the lives of these girls begin to crumble around them, and the possibility of adoption becomes less and less like a possibility. Is the similarity between them truly a "strong family resemblance"?
Quote: "Claire needed to talk to Missy. Needed it like oxygen." Page 61.
This quote is an example of how the two girls can't stand to be apart.
Missy Vianello, Claire Linnehan, and Genevieve Candler:
identical, dark hair, bright personalities, kind to others, curious.
Matt and Kitty Vianello:
parents of Missy Vianello, aunt and uncle of Claire Linnehan, loving and nurturing
Phil and Frannie Linnehan:
parents of Claire Linnehan, aunt and uncle of Missy Vianello, concerned for their daughter, loving
Ned and Allegra Candler:
parents of Genevieve Candler, distant, unattached to Genevieve, posh lifestyles, unconcerned
Missy and Claire never understood why they felt such a strong connection between them, and couldn't bear to be apart. With the absence of proper birth certificates, the girls begin to suspect they might be adopted, and their striking resemblance even points toward identical twins. A few miles away, another girl named Genevieve sees a video of Missy and Claire, and finds they all three look strangely alike. These three girls must find a way to bring their past into light, and find out which set of parents are the real ones. They do this, more or less, by process of elimination.
"One who nurtures and raises a child."
"A parent who has conceived or sired rather than adopted a child and whose genes are therefore submitted to the child."
"Three offspring during one birth."
"To take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child."
"The smallest or weakest of a litter."