ARC Review: One by Sarah Crossan

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Genre: YA Poetry, Realistic, Contemporary

ISBN: 0062118757
Expected Publication: September 15th 2015 by Greenwillow Books
Series: none
Length: 400 pages
Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss

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.

Thank you to Edelweiss and Greenwillow Books for the book in exchange for an honest review. 

What first caught my eye was the cover. Gorgeous. The next thing was the format of the novel. One is written in free verse poetry, and it was very original and unique. I had never seen anything like it.

This novel made me cry a little. It made me feel happy. It made me feel sentimental. It made me feel heartbroken. It was short (I was able to finish this in two sittings), but definitely sweet.

This novel so cleverly and uniquely expresses love and difficulty, through formatting and word choice that I couldn’t put it down until I saw the end.

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