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One

by Crossan, Sarah,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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Summary
Despite problems at home, sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time and making real friends when they learn that a cardiac problem will force them to have separation surgery, which they have never before considered.
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 Juvenile fiction
Twins Juvenile fiction
Sisters Juvenile fiction
High schools Juvenile fiction
Family problems Juvenile fiction
Conjoined twins Fiction
Twins Fiction
Sisters Fiction
High Schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Family problems Fiction
Poetry
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2015
2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780062118776
9780062118776
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