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by Crossan, Sarah,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA FIC CROSSA
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA CROSSAN Sarah
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y CROSSAN Sarah
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA CROSSAN Sarah
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Northland Public Library Teen YA FIC CROSSAN
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN CROSSAN
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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 Award

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. 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Attached at the hip literally conjoined 16-year-old twins Tippi and Grace have outlived every prognosis for their life span. Employing free verse to chronicle their coming of age, British author Crossan (Apple and Rain, 2015) smoothly embeds historical and medical information regarding her well-researched topic while intently portraying each twin's personality and unique characteristics. Younger, ballet-dancing sister Dragon, earnest Mom, drunk Dad, and free-spirited Grammie comprise their whole world until homeschooling funds run out and Tippi and Grace enter a local New Jersey private school as scholarship students. Their first friends ever, the pink-haired, HIV-positive Yasmeen and sweet, humble Jon, dutifully introduce them to raucous teen fun while serving as vigilantes against bullying and pure ignorance. When separation surgery becomes a potential reality, crucial questions of individuality, friendship, love, and commitment are explored. Crossan trusts her characters and her readers to find their better selves through her gently paced story.--Bush, Gail Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Grace and Tippi are 16-year-old conjoined twins attending private school after only being homeschooled. With an alcoholic and unemployed father, an anorexic sister, and a mother frantically trying to hold her family together, the girls cling to new friends Yasmeen and Jon, two outcasts who defend the girls and treat them as equals. Just when Grace falls for Jon despite Tippi's warning-"We can never ever fall in love"-the girls learn that an illness in one jeopardizes both. Facing financial hardship, they are asked to make a difficult decision that carries enormous consequences. Crossan's free-verse deftly conveys the twins' heightened emotions through repetition, creative spacing, and lyrical similes ("Her breath is as delicate as lace"). Writing mainly from Grace's perspective, Crossan (The Weight of Water) interjects the voices of friends and family, offering a glimpse of the difficulties conjoined twins and their loved ones' face. In asking important questions about how bodies shape identity, Crossan's novel achieves a striking balance between sentimentality and sisterly devotion. Ages 13-up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Novels in verse.
Conjoined twins -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First edition.
Other Titles 1
Language English
Description 393 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062118752
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