The Phantom Twin

The Phantom Twin Review

A young woman is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin, in Lisa Brown's The Phantom Twin, a sweetly spooky graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow.

Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane's death.

Isabel has lost an arm and a leg but gained a ghostly companion: Her dead twin is now her phantom limb. Haunted, altered, and alone for the first time, can Isabel build a new life that's truly her own?

Title:The Phantom Twin
Edition Language:English

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  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    This graphic novel was a fantastic read! I liked the realistic ways with sisters, how they sometimes argue and other times get along. I enjoyed the humor. The love story is cute. It's interesting to f...

  • ?Brithanie Faith?

    3.5/5 stars rounded up ⭐⭐⭐.5Early copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The Phantom Twin was a gentle reminder that I need to read more graphic novels, because I alway...

  • Candace Robinson

    Graphic novels are always iffy for me because I feel like I need more, but I really like this one! Especially the carnival setting!The drawings were also beautiful and easy to follow along with the so...

  • Sheila Goicea

    I received a finished copy of this book from the publisher, First Second, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In no way does this affect my rating or review.Content Warning: Exploitation, Dea...

  • Lost in Book Land

    Hello Again,It's been kind of a weird time (not just like the new weird with the virus) just a weird time where even when I can sleep in I am not (not for lack of trying, but something, most likely my...

  • kelly {BookCrushin}

    This review was originally published on BookCrushin.com.The Phantom Twin is one of those stories that is just really sad yet weird and you are so proud of the main character by the end. Such amazing g...

  • Sandy O'Brien

    I’m am always looking to add graphic novels to my class library because my students this year have been devouring them.The Phantom Twin is a story that will not only pull readers in but will also ha...

  • Heather

    4.5/5⭐️I enjoyed this mid-century-ish story about conjoined twins who work in a carnival. It’s beautifully illustrated story about family (made and born into), ‘normals’ and ‘freaks’, mi...

  • Jeimy

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a graphic novel in one sitting, but this one was gripping! It may have been the idea of a phantom twin, or the sideshow setting, or even the old-school tattoo par...

  • Vanessa

    4.5 rating Thank you to Macmillan for providing me with the finish copy! I enjoyed this graphic novel. It touched topics such as prejudices, labor abuse, grieving, detachment, and overcoming your own ...