Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But one body. Read my review of One by Sarah Crossan.
Book Review: One
This book was so good. It was well written and powerful. The book was told in verse which I absolutely love.
The story is about Grace and Tippi who are conjoined twins. The story shows their desire to be “normal” or at least not considered freaks.
As juniors, they are just now going to school for the first time. The world is hard enough but I can’t even imagine going into a high school where kids are even crueler.
The girls are best friends but you can see each of their personalities throughout the story. They are joined at the hip and have been able to survive 16 years which is longer than many doctors had expected.
The girls family is a mess. Their dad is an alcoholic, their sister an anorexic ballerina, and their mom an emotional wreck. And then their mom loses her job and I can’t quite comprehend how this family will survive with two jobless parents. The costs of keeping the two girls alive have paralyzed this family both financially and emotionally.
I feel like this book could have been twice as long and still been good. I wanted to know more about what they had faced as children, how being conjoined affects them, and I definitely could read a whole second book about what happens after this book stopped.
Overall, I would give this book a solid four stars. It’s a definite must read that goes by quickly.