Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

One by Sarah Crossan
Rating: PG
Genre: Contemporary 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 388
Stand Alone
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: September 15, 2015

Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But one body.

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything, and they are everything to each other. They would never imagine being apart. For them, that would be the real tragedy.

But something is happening to them. Something they hoped would never happen. 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?

1. So I'm super excited to review this book not only because I gave it a five-star rating (which is something I rarely do for a book) but I just can't stop thinking about everything about this story that makes it what it is. I love those kinds of books that stay with you long after you've read them which doesn't happen very often and when it does, it just makes me so utterly happy. Let's get this review started, shall we?

2. The very first thing I noticed about this book is that it's written in verse. I adore books that are written in the style of a poem and I was so excited when I opened this book up to read it to discover that it was in a different writing style that you don't see too much of. Because of the writing style that the author went with, it just made the book not only an incredibly fast read but also a more emotional and touching story that didn't need all the fancy back stories and character build-ups to carry the story. I love that the short verses really allowed you to see into Grace's mind without needing much wording in order to do so. I love books written in verse and I really wish there were more books in that style. 

3. I also really loved the characters that were introduced. Tippi and Grace might be conjoined twins but they're nothing alike in many ways. Tippi is a bit more confident and the 'leading-lady' out of the two and doesn't hold back her true feelings about things. Grace is a bit more guarded and quiet, preferring to hide behind her sister as often as she can. I loved that the two of them really were a team in the sense that everything they did or said was purely out of love for each other. Even as they started making new friends, finding new interests, and even falling in love, Tippi and Grace never lost sight of what was really important to them and never saw their lives as unlucky or difficult. Just different and imperfect like everyone else around them. 

4. I also loved the story line and how everything in this story really made you open your eyes up to how strange life can actually be sometimes. Tippi and Grace have to go through being stared at and made fun of throughout this book, even dealing with personal issues such as insecurities and family drama as they try to fit in at their new school and make new friends. They have to make some pretty tough decisions when they're faced with them but they never complain as the story progresses. The book tells a story of two sisters just trying to live as normally as they can, what's normal to them and learn a few things about life and letting people in. I loved the ending of this book as well and I think anyone who loves a good story that makes you think will absolutely love this book. 

5. Overall, this was just one (pun unintended) beautiful story that I would highly recommend if you love books such as The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Made You Up by Francesca Zappia or any other book along the lines of those. I will definitely be picking this book up again in the future! 

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  1. I can't wait to try this book. I have it on my TBR and it is such a unique subject matter that I just need to try it. The idea of it being about conjoined twins and written in this format is something I have never seen before.

    1. My thoughts exactly! I really hope you end up loving it as much as I did!