Tuesday, 4 August 2015

One by Sarah Crossan review!

Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins.
And their lives are about to change.
No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?
But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined.
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan 
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 448
Genre: Contemporary, YA, Disability
Format: Hardback, ebook
Source: an ARC on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I love that there are more books that give voices to the disabled.
I love that this book is unique, and that's not because it tells the story of Grace and Tippi.
I love this book.

This book is beautiful. That's all I can say -
it's written in verse,
which not makes it a really enjoyable,
it's such a refreshing way to read,
it really makes the voices of Grace,
and Tippi
and their story
shine through so clearly.

Every word that Crossan writes is purposeful,
but breaks your heart even more, when you
only have a few to read,
even though they blaze
through the pages.

You're going to cry -
I'll warn you now.
Not just because the story is real, and
not with tears,
full of pity for the girls,
but because
writes so much,
in so little -

but still manages to
tell a story
that will
find a place in your heart

before -

at the end,
where I guarantee
it will be breaking
and aching

for Grace and Tippi,
the girls
who became your
friends, who came
alive on the page,

who were people, not just their disability.

Who were sisters,
who loved,
and lived
together -
but also as



NOTE: Sorry, I attempted free-flowing verse for this review, inspired by how beautifully 'One' is written, but I quickly discovered that can't do it as half as well as Crossan can - sorry! If you'd like to read a better review of 'One' written in verse, you can check out Luna's Little Library's review.

Seriously, though. Thank you for 'One'. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me think. Please, read it when it comes out - it's definitely a book that should be on every bookshelf.

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