Tuesday, 4 August 2015

One - Sarah Crossan

One - Sarah Crossan 
"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.

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. The two sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has 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 soon they will have to face the impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives." - Goodreads

I received this from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. 
This book will be released on 15th September. 

I've never read a book about conjoined twins but as soon as I saw this, I knew I had to request it. How interesting would it be to be in the minds of twins who are joined (literally) at the hip. What a rollercoaster of emotions it would be. I wasn't expecting anything like this though. 
I loved the book the minute I started reading it, I thought it was perfectly written, I thought it was interesting and different. The only issues I had with it, was that it was a bit short. I wanted more details, I wanted more drama, I wanted... more throughout. 

The fact that this book was written in verse was completely new and different for me. I've never read a book written in verse, to be honest, I didn't even know what it was until a few months ago. But it added so much to the story, it made everything flow effortlessly and I can't imagine it being written any other way. 

Let me just tell you now, this book is emotional, as you could expect. I read this in the middle of the night, I read this in one sitting, I couldn't put it down and when it finished. I cried. I cried, with my ugly crying face and a wet pillow. It was one of the most emotional books I've read all year. So if you want a book to make you cry, this is the one for you!

I rated this book 4* on Goodreads! Do you want to read it? 

2 comments:

  1. This book sounds so interesting and completely different to anything I've read before! Especially now I know it's written in verse - I only recently discovered the meaning of that, too haha! Lovely review! :-D I can't wait to read it now x

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  2. I've loved all her books - she works magic with words!

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