One

(3 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Review

Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?

But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined.

Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan shows her incredible talent once again in her newest novel, One. Told in verse, this is a novel to read in one sitting, because once you are brought into Grace and Tippi's world, you won't want to leave until you find out what happens to them.

One is about family, about sisters, about friendship, about love. Tippi and Grace are heroines to root for, both together, and apart. Crossan skilfully takes the very unique experience of being a conjoined twin and makes it something that we can all relate to. The supporting cast is well drawn and developed, from their alcoholic father to the few friends they make at school, each character feels authentic. This is a book that goes straight into your heart and once it is there, won't leave. One is a brilliant, beautiful, and heart-wrenching novel that is not to be missed. 

Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2016; 2017 winner of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award – Books for Older Reader.

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