by Sarah Crossan
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (September 15, 2015)
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Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.One is an easy story to read. Okay, maybe not easy but a quick read. It is however, an easy story to fall in love with.
Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. Each of the sixteen-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.
But the girls' body is beginning to fight against them. And Grace doesn't want to admit it. Not even to Tippi. How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?
Carnegie Medal–nominated author Sarah Crossan gives us a story about unbreakable bonds, hope, loss, and the lengths we will go to for the person we love most.
One will make you fly thru those pages while making you feel everything. Yes, everything. You will cry, laugh and appreciate life. Frankly, I couldn’t put One down. I finished this story in less than 3 hours and was left stunned.
One is the story of two unique individuals. Tippi and Grace are conjoined twins. They’re off to a new adventure, that is experience high school for the first time. Sure high school can be a blast for some people, but for these conjoined twins, it will be a challenge. They know people will stare, judge and make their life miserable. However, they are up for the task. These brave souls.
Unlike everyone, Jon and Yasmeen, the outcast of the school, will make Tippi and Grace feel welcome. I don’t want to go into details, as this story is short, and you need to read it. However, when these four share their stories and background, they will make you like you’re living a luxury life.
Sadly, it is so easy to judge, to make fun of people and say cruel things. Why? Why is it so easy for humans to treat one another poorly? One is told by Grace’s point of view and she will open your eyes to things you never thought possible of. The cruel things people say to the twins, the way they stare… It’s a punch straight to the heart.
I wish to tell you more but it will be best if you read it yourself.
One is an amazing story everyone should read. The story is well and emotionally written and it will rip your heart out. The end will make you weep for hours. The seriousness of this book will leave you shocked. Sure it may not be for everyone, since it deals with serious issues. Nonetheless, everyone should read this powerful story.
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