One

Author: Sarah Crossen

Genre: Realistic Fiction/Young Adult/Romance

Series: None

Blog is By: Paige Newberry

Summary

Tippi and Grace are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, and have been sharing a body for sixteen years. But, conjoined twins are always at risk, and it grows as they grow up. But, they don’t regret anything, they are everything to each other, Tippi and Grace, Grace and Tippi, that’s just the way things are. And then all of a sudden, everything is changing, there’s going to school for the first time, Dad and Mom lost their jobs, they made two new friends and then, there’s the weird things that keep happening. Like when Grace passed out, or when Tippi couldn’t catch her breath for a while. And as things get harder and harder they have to face the one decision they never talked about, getting separated.

Pros 

  • Plot: I’ve never read a book about conjoined twins before, and I was very interested. It’s a cool topic and a difficult to write about I think. I mean, how do you capture the feeling of having your sister next to you every second of everyday?And then being separated? And then having your twin taken away from you forever? It’s a very admirable thing to do in my opinion, telling and showing people that their no different than us. That it’s not okay to treat them like their freaks, and that every stare, every cruel joke hurts more than we can imagine.
  • Characters: Seeing the world through Grace’s eyes was very intresting. And her devotion to her sister is so sweet. I also like Tippi, and her holding her sister the night before the surgery and telling her it’s going to be okay is such a sad and sweet sisterly moment. It really defines Tippi, as the one who comforts her sister even though she probably wants to be comforted herself.
  • The Way The Book Was Written: One is written in poetry form, and I really liked it. It doesn’t rhyme, but it has a poetry feel. It has flowery language and allows the writer to make it more powerful without being to sappy.

Cons 

  • Tippi’s Death: Her dying was just plain cruel. And it didn’t even make sense! I mean, the doctors said that Tippi was the healthy one, the one with the better heart. I’m totally mad, these girls never caught a break and then one of them had to die! Tippi should have stayed alive, period.

Overall, this was a pretty good book. But the drinking and the smoking wasn’t the best. Plus, it’s not my favorite genre. But, it was very heartwarming and intresting so I give it four emoji stars out of six: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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