Review: One by Sarah Crossan

An incredibly moving story told entirely through verse. 

One by Sarah Crossan Summary

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?

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One by Sarah Crossan Review

I absolutely loved this. It is so wonderfully written, completely composed of free verse that I found utterly endearing.

One is a touching story that brought me to tears. It’s about love at a level that you and I can never fully comprehend, the love of two people who’ve been with each other for literally every second of their lives.

One of the things I found incredible about One is that Tippi and Grace are two very distinct characters despite sharing body parts, which is especially impressive when you consider that the entire novel is written in verse. There are so few words, yet so much is said.

If you’re a little bit curious about reading One, even if you’re quite unsure about its style, I’d highly recommend giving it a go. I wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy it, but I’m so glad I picked it up anyway. It’s a quick read and I think many of you will be surprised by how moved you’ll feel when you reach the final page.

My rating

***** 5/5 stars

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