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  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; 1 edition (October 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547645716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547645711
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,824,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 5-8-Tom is not a happy middle schooler. He lost his father two years ago, he keeps getting into trouble, and his only friend is an imaginary twin brother, Eddie, who lives on an Earth that is 50 years behind his own. But it turns out that Eddie is not imaginary. There really is an Earth2, and the brothers find out that both worlds are in trouble. The alien scientists who created the planets believe them to be a failed experiment and are ready to destroy them, and Tom and Eddie must switch places to try to thwart their plan. An exciting premise, short chapters, and plenty of action make this a good choice for reluctant readers, and the ending promises future installments.-Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Peachtree Montessori International, Ann Arbor, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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"A multi-world adventure starring a band of heroes that readers will want to join."—Kirkus
 
"An exciting premise, short chapters, and plenty of action make this a good choice for reluctant readers."—School Library Journal

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Those are just two of the stereotypical setups in this book.
Charles S. Holzheimer
Exceptionally well written, plots geared to the mind-set of the child (or young at heart).
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Great gift for ages 8 to 16 or anyone who likes my teacher is an alien story line.
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My sons definately like this story. It was a good story and no bad language or blood and would be a great story to use in homeschool for reading as we did. This is a great book for the target middle school audience. It was a little weird at first, because you had to get used to Eddie talking by telepathy (he thought it was all in his imignation and helped him deal with the loss of his father) to his twin on another earth 50 years in the past. the telepathy thoughts were always in italic. Lots of middle school problems, bullies, clicks, weird school psychologist (alien of course) etc. In the end they are kidnapped and it gets exciting. We would have perfered a better ending, but it leaves it open for the next in the series.
Great gift for ages 8 to 16 or anyone who likes my teacher is an alien story line.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roger Bagula on November 7, 2012
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In one old sci fi novel the telepathic link between identical twins
was used to link interstellar star ships to Earth.
In this novel two twins on nearly identical Earths
are linked by the death of their father.
As personality opposites they make a plot line when they are
switched by their well meaning grandfather.
The plotting Aliens are in their middle schools
and interfering with their lives.
Except for not being very hard science sci fi,
this is a funny and entertaining novel for young people.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sylviastel VINE VOICE on October 11, 2012
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Robert Lipsyte's novel, "The Twinning Project," is about twin brothers who live on Earths 50 years apart. Eddie and Tom are part of an experiment where they live 50 years apart. Earth One is 2011 and Earth Two is in 1957. The author does a fine job but the novel could be more detailed about lives in different decades and centuries.

The book is easy reading. In my opinion, the book doesn't go into details about the worlds as much as I thought it should have. I felt the stories in both worlds were uneven at times. The author could have been more specific about the times. The characters never fully emerge into three dimensional characters to me. I felt that they never really become alive and neither did the other characters in the book.

Also the science fiction portion of the novel, never fully energy with an imagination and details about the other world. I felt the author could have added more dimensions to the story overall. I just felt the book never really comes alive. While the book is geared toward younger readers, I think they will appreciate the imagination and creativity overall. As an adult, I felt that the book could have been better. The chapters are two pages mostly. There are 68 chapters in this book. I felt each chapter could have been written better overall.\

For the plus side, the book is imaginative and will be easy for younger and challenged readers. Some readers might appreciate the twins experiment on different earths in different time periods. Apart from that, the book is an easy read too.
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Robert Lipsyte is a wonderful writer and I have enjoyed reading all of his books that I got my hands on.
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In The Twinning Project, author Robert Lipsyte has come up with a very unusual story to be sure: aliens and time travel, and two boys caught 50 years apart on experimental planets that just happen to be named Earth. Although the characters and setting could have used a bit of work, the plot was fairly fast-paced and the story was interesting enough.

The book is for young readers, grades five through eight, and the author does a good job of speaking to that age group with his writing style.
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My daughter loves shows like the X-Files and Fringe, so after I read the description for The Twinning Project, I figured she might enjoy it. She tells me that it was a fun and engaging story, definitely geared toward a younger crowd but still interesting enough to keep the attention of a 12 year old. If you have a child interested in sci-fi, this may be a worthwhile consideration.
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Multiverses are something I like to read about, especially if they contain the same person in multiple worlds, only slightly different. Think "Interworld" or Diana Wynne Jones.

Sadly, "The Twinning Project" is one of the lesser novels of this type, trading in an interesting idea for stereotypical characters and poorly-explained enemies. Moreover, Robert Lipsyte's writing feels oddly choppy and flat, and he seems to spend most of the book bouncing merrily between perspectives rather than fleshing out any one character.

Tom Canty (like the illustrator?) is your average rebellious teen -- problems at school, musical abilities, fighting, traumatic backstory, etc. He also has an imaginary friend, which most people have stopped doing by that age. Eddie is basically an idealized version of Tom: the same person, but a popular jock from a 1950s society.

Except it turns out that Eddie isn't actually imaginary. He's a real "twin" from a parallel version of Earth, and they are connected telepathically. But they share something other than a face and an identity -- hostile aliens are infiltrating both their worlds, and they must band together to save both their Earths from... well, the hostile aliens.

I started feeling apprehensive when the descriptions of Tom began to pop up, and that feeling grew as we also encountered Eddie. This is a book that rests its characters entirely on stereotypes -- we have the popular athletic jock and the dark James Dean-with-a-guitar rebel as our lead characters. And sadly, they are the best fleshed-out in the whole shebang.

To be fair, the concept behind the novel is a pretty interesting one, especially given that two identical people have ended up living in non-parallel times.
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