Book Review: One by Sarah Crossan

7bac9e4573-a7a0-4110-95fb-72b3a21fa0c17dimg150I’m not even sure how I came across this book, but I am sure glad that I did.  Novels in verse always appeal to me, but they often disappoint.  Not this time.  Not.At.All.

On the surface, this is a book about the challenges faced by conjoined twins; but at it’s heart it is a book about the challenges of being yourself.  I think teens will pick up the book because they’ll be fascinated with the unique nature of Grace and Tippis’ lives.  They’ll finish it because Grace and Tippi are just like them.

 

Grace tells the story in beautifully flowing verse.  The style suits Grace’s thoughts and introspection.  It make the story more intimate and, ultimately,  genuine.

 

Source:  epub book from the public library

Audience: high school and up (drinking, drug use)

 

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