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One

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Winner of the Carnegie Medal * Winner of the YA Book Prize * Winner of the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year AwardTippi 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. Each of the sixteen-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and 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 Grace doesn't want to admit it. Not even to Tippi. How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?Carnegie Medal–winning author Sarah Crossan gives us a story about unbreakable bonds, hope, loss, and the lengths we will go to for the person we love most.
Publisher: 2015
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1524 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062118776

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What's it like to be a conjoined twin? Tippi and Grace are joined at the abdomen. They're sixteen. They've always been home-schooled and shielded from the outside world. But now they will be going to high school. And they're terrified.

This novel in verse tells the story of conjoined twins Tippi and Grace, who have been happily homeschooled since birth. The charity donations which have supported the twins, their education and their extensive medical care have begun to run out, so Tippi and Grace will be spending their junior ye... Read More »

This novel in verse tells the story of conjoined twins Tippi and Grace, who have been happily homeschooled since birth. The charity donations which have supported the twins, their education and their extensive medical care have begun to run out, so Tippi and Grace will be spending their junior ye... Read More »


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 30, 2018

This book was phenomenal from start to finish. To begin, the plot is extremely original. I have never read a book about conjoined twins. This book brings awareness to how easily we label and judge others. As many characters look down on the sisters in the book before they take the time to get to know them. In addition, this novel is written in free verse, which makes it quite unique. At first glance, I did not think I would enjoy this style. However, I got used to it quickly and it is absolutely perfect for this novel; I could not imagine it written in any other way. I highly suggest this book to all teens and young adults looking for a quick, heartwarming read. Rating: 5/5
- @goldendog of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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becker
Nov 10, 2017

This is a lovely story about two teenage sisters who are also conjoined twins. We learn all about their lives as well as some of the struggles their family copes with. This book is written in free verse which makes it a quick and casual read. It is a very touching story and would be good for anyone who enjoys a book that can tug at their heartstrings.

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Jun 06, 2017

Most upsetting and Happy book I have ever read, you really should grabs some tissues before you get to the end. I am a twin and separation is different for everyone whether you are conjoined or not. Very emotional book, But I LOVE IT!!

Cynthia_N May 23, 2016

Fast read and a good one! The one feels real as you are reading it.

KCLS_RobinH Feb 25, 2016

Well-written, but a fast read in free verse. Sad, poignant, and genuine, offering a credible voice to what it would feel to be a conjoined twin in shared bodies. Grab your tissue.

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Spidery
Feb 05, 2016

Well written, fast read. At first I was put off by the free verse formatting of the book. But I gave it a chance and wound up finishing it in a night. It's very sweet and powerful. The author put a lot of research into the lives of conjoined twins and it shows and brings a very real voice to them.

multcolib_karene Oct 04, 2015

A beautiful, poignant story told in a convincingly teen voice (and in free verse which totally works and isn't annoying!) that speaks of being different, of falling in love, and of family. Both teens and adults should read this book.

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