I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One by Sarah Crossan
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books on August 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult
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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…
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?
So it took me a while to compose myself for this book review because One by Sarah Crossan caught me up in a whirlwind of a story only to dump me back down with the ending. And yeah the ending is going to keep haunting me.
All I can say is that I’m glad that no one witnessed me read the ending because I was a sobbing mess, the tears where blurring my eyes so much that it was hard to read the pages. In a way I knew what was coming as I’m sure all you can, but it still hit really hard far harder than I’d anticipated. Maybe it was the writing, maybe it was the mood I was in the day I read it but wow, just wow.
I still cannot fully form my feeling for this book, all I know is that I loved it and would urge everyone to read. Frankly I may go stand on a corner and hand this book out it was that good.
I did find the style strange for the first couple of lines and when I looked up the info it said it was written in the free verse style, still mystified I kept on reading and found I reading much faster and it felt more natural and more like Grace’s natural thought process.
This is about Tippi and Grace how they are together but also separate and how their lives are twisted in such a way, how they change not only in the little ways but also have a huge decision to make that will impact them all.
One by Sarah Crossan is an absolutely stunning book, and one you must read very very soon (like now)! But be prepared for the tears to flow at the end!