Book Review

One – Sarah Crossan


                     We Are. 

And we are living. 

Isn’t that amazing?

How we manage
to be
at all.”

When Tippi and Graces parents tell them they can no longer be homeschooled the twins are horrified. They can’t begin to even process the idea of going to school, starting in a new place at 16 years old. Regardless of the fact its been a daily occurrence for their sister Dragon all her life, the twins have been saved from it because it was thought they would be stared and sneered at. For Tippi and Grace are not your usual twins, they are conjoined and whats in store for them might be the hardest thing they have ever done, but they have to try – because school might be whats needed, and it might lead to a decision that could change their lives more than they could ever imagine. 

Having been a massive fan of Sarah Crossan’s other verse novels I knew as soon as I heard about One that I would have to read it. I knew before I even knew what it was about that the author would put so much passion and love into the book and I knew I would not be disappointed.

Thankfully I was right and as soon as I started reading the book I struggled to put it down. Its heart warming, gut-wrenching and covers a topic I have never seen before in YA literature. Its about a set of conjoined twins who are going through a massive change in their lives, but its about more than that, its also about a family who have other struggles and a relationship that may not be possible. Its about identity and about the possibility that sometimes, just occasionally, you are who you are because of someone else – and there’s nothing you can do about that.

Its a beautiful book, just like I knew it would be. Sarah Crossan always amazes me because I always forget how much emotion she can put into so few words. There were pages in this book that made me cry yet they only had a couple of lines of text on them.

This book is actually exactly what Bloomsbury’s proof claims it to be – the one book to read this summer – and think it would take a lot for someone not to love it. I adored every second, even when the characters were being awful and when there were things happening that I knew I didn’t want to happen. Its hard to talk about it in depth because I don’t want to give too much of the story away but its definitely on my top recommendations of 2015 list!

One will be published by Bloomsbury on August 27th 2015. My copy was sent to me from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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