One by Sarah Crossan

one-sarah-crossan

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

Here

We Are.

And we are living.

Isn’t that amazing?

How we manage

to be

at all.



About

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…


Review

This book is a beautiful book about two sisters, who are joined together. Grace and Tippi have two upper bodies that merge into one. One is a beautiful story that broke my heart and made me cry.

It is written in verse form which, to be perfectly honest, really annoyed me at first. But I quickly got used to it and after a bit, it was really easy and fluid to read.

I thought the way their conjoinedness was handled was very thoughtful. It is always there, but the main part of the story is the relationship between the twins.

And I absolutely adored the way their relationship is described. They are fundamentally different characters and so it can get difficult for them when one wants something the other doesn’t. They get frustrated with each other but overall, there is so much love between them.

One also takes a good look at the effect the conjoined twins have on those around them. At the cruel jokes and looks people throw at them, at the strain the medical bills put on their family. It also shows how difficult it is for them to open up and make friends.



Conclusion

A beautiful, heartbreaking story about two sisters.

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