One

OneOne by Sarah Crossan
Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Hardback
Published 27 August 2015
430 pages
Library book

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WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT

Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change.

No longer able to afford home-schooling, 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 nor 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…

 

From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate?

OPENING
Here

We are.

And we are living.

Isn’t that amazing?

How we manage
to be
at all.

WHAT I THOUGHT 

One is an incredible novel, one of the best I’ve read in ages. I started crying more than 100 pages from the end and didn’t stop. This book touched me on every level and gave my heart a good, hard squeeze. One is so sad but beautiful and wonderful as well. I love the structure of the novel, with very, very short chapters written in the form of verses like narrative poems. This works really well and meant I could read a fairly large chunk in one sitting. One is gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. This is an incredibly sad book, even sadder than All The Bright Places which traumatised me. One will be in my head for a long time. Unmissable. Unforgettable.

RATING

5 STAR RATING

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