I Am Rebecca (I Am Not Esther #2) by Fleur Beale
Publisher: Random House New Zealand
Goodreads Summary: 
When she turns 14, Rebecca will find out who she is to marry. All the girls in her strict religious sect must be married just after their 16th birthdays.

Her twin sister Rachel desperately wants to marry the boy she’s given her heart to. All Rebecca wants is to have a husband who is kind. But both girls know the choice is not theirs to make.

But what will the future hold for Rebecca? Is there a dark side to the rules that have kept her safe? Can the way ahead be so simple when the community is driven by secrets and hidden desires?

This powerful psychological thriller, set in a cult community, is a sequel to the much-loved bestseller I Am Not Esther. Once again, award-winning Fleur Beale keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her gripping, tautly written new novel I Am Rebecca.
Rating: 4 Stars
Rebecca Pilgrim's family is different now that Kirby and Daniel are gone. Her and her twin sister Rachel are preparing for their weddings, wondering who they're to marry. The family will never recover from their losses, but they are moving on in their community. Heading to Nelson will bring about new challenges as they receive a fresh start.

Kirby and Daniel don't appear much in the book, as this book's main focus is Rebecca. I like how Fleur Beale makes a clear distinction between the twins, showing their different personalities but also the way in which they are the same. We see how even the closest family can be divided by choices not given to them. I Am Rebecca tells an accurate tale, showing how Kirby has influenced their family, but also what the different members of the family believe in.

There are certainly some interesting characters and plot twists in this book. Elder Stephen and Ira have contrasting personalities that are bred from the same conniving mould, enabling them to act worthy of praise. These vindictive characters are easily hated by readers and play a big part in the story. This book explores more of the details of what being one of the Children of the Faith really means, especially in ways which Kirby's tale simply cannot do.

Fleur Beale has continued her I Am Not Esther series with this brilliant sequel called I Am Rebecca. A new perspective on life in the Children of the Faith community, Rebecca is a character with different views from Kirby. If you enjoyed I Am Not Esther, I urge you to read the sequel because although it was written much later, the character from I Am Not Esther are still present and you get to read the story of Rebecca.
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Recommended for: Fans of I Am Not Esther.