Not Enough Bookshelves: Couples Countdown No 7 – Ruby and Chole

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Couples Countdown No 7 – Ruby and Chole


The only siblings on the list this year are Ruby and Chloe from Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma.

This is such a riddle of a book. I liked it even better on a second reading and think I might like it still better on a third, because I’m still not quite sure I get it!

Sibling relationships are always fascinating to me. In Imaginary Girls the relationship is particular intense. The bond between Ruby and Chloe is portrayed incredibly well. They have their own world and it is only the things that happen in that world that really matter to them, everything else is just show.

It was a relationship I loved reading about, but not a relationship I actually loved – it’s too unsettling. It is compelling though, which is why Ruby and Chole make my top ten list this year.

Have you read Imaginary Girls, what did you think?


  1. i love that you featured sisters 🙂

    i havent read this one yet BUT I DO HAVE IT so am lining it up to read over the holidays 🙂

    x Nomes


  2. AHHHH I loved Ruby & Chloe. Their relationship was a bit unsettling but not TOO unsettling for me… though Ruby's personality was a bit scary at times the sisters feelings for each other rang really true for me and in that way I found it realistic.

    I haven't had a chance to reread this one, but I'm looking forward to when I finally do. I've heard from a few people that it's even better the second time around.


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