Her: A Memoir Themes

Christa Parravani
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Identical Twins

Identical twins begin in the womb with a single egg and sperm when the fertilized egg splits. Both embryos are nourished but one takes from the other and becomes the larger dominant twin. Cara had been the larger baby and had drained Christa from the time of conception until her death. Cara was slightly larger and a few minutes older and was the more dominant sister. Christa often deferred to Cara’s wishes but learned through the tragedy of Cara’s death by drug overdose that Cara was much weaker than she had believed and that she was much stronger.

The girls enjoyed the same prank that many identical twins enjoy – changing identities. Christa and Cara only exchanged identities in seventh grade when they wanted to shake up their boyfriends who were ignoring them one evening. When Cara’s boyfriend kissed Christa it was all over. Cara...

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