“ Genre: Junior Books / Author: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen / Paperback / 112 Pages / Book is published 2004-04-05 by Collins / Alternative title: Two of a Kind: Surf, Sand and Secrets „
I always loved Mary-Kate and Ashley when I was growing up!! I used to think they were great, and always had the best movies (Passport To Paris, Switching Goals, Our Lips Are Sealed etc). I was such a big fan ; I bought all of their books and DVDs as well as a few other 'MK&A' things'. Today, I will be reviewing one of their books which is taken from their television series Two Of A Kind.
Two of A Kind; Surf, Sand and Secrets is based on their television programme 'Two Of A Kind' which is currently showing on Sky's 'Pop Girl' channel. Surf, Sand and Secrets, is the twenty fourth book in the 'Two Of A Kind' book series (Each book has an individual number on the cover which tells you which order it comes in). In fact I saw an episode of this show on the television the other day, and I reminded me of how much I loved this show. Two Of A Kind is about American twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, who play themselves in the show ; eleven year old twins, who live in Chicago. They live with their single-parent father ; their mother died when they were seven. Their father is a lecturer at the local university. Mary-Kate is the cool one, loves sport, hangs out with guys and is the total opposite of Ashley is very girlie, and loves boys and shopping.
In this book: After the pressures of the Enduarthon, the twins and the rest of their boarding school buddies are in need of a much-needed break. They head off to a luxurious resort where there is plenty of sand, sea and sun. Whilst the twins are feeling down, the twins' best friends Phoebe and Cambelle are the totally opposite of calm. Will the girls find out what is bothering them? Read this book to find out!
I thought that the plot was quite interesting. I mean what teenager wouldn't say no to a holiday away with their friends. I liked the story as it was a bit like being on holiday with your chums and so it was easy to relate to. This is also a perfect summer read.
I like the characters of Mary-Kate and Ashley. They are so sweet and likeable. I like how this book is set out in a diary format as you feel as though you really get to know the twins and when they 'talk' to the reader about things they wouldn't even tell their twin, which is interesting.
I think that this book is great for encouraging young girls to read, as these book are considered 'cool'. I remember when I was in school, if you read outside of class, you were considered a bit of a geek, but because Mary-Kate and Ashley were so cool when I was younger, that these books were acceptable! Even though this book was released eight years ago (2004), I don't think that they will ever go out of date! The twins were massive when I was younger, yet you don't hear of them anymore, although I think that their books and movies will still be enjoyed by many generations to come!
If you are looking for a great little read, then this book (as well as others in the series) are perfect! They would certainly make great stocking fillers for children this Christmas, and you can buy a copy of this book for as little as 1p from Amazon which I think is excellent value - and you could buy the whole series for just a few pounds!
Thanks for reading!
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Book Series: Two of a Kind