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Grace and Tippi don't like being stared and sneered at, but they're used to it. They're conjoined twins - united in blood and bone.

What they want is to be looked at in turn, like they truly are two people. They want real friends. And what about love?

But a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead for Tippi and Grace. One that could change their lives more than they ever asked for...

This moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate?

The ONE book you have to read this summer! Incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted, it explores the unbreakable bond and love between sisters. Winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 309g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408827212
  • 9781408827215
  • 59,089

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One broke my heart and mended it, all at the same time. Beautiful, moving story about an unbreakable bond and an immense love - ONE of my ALL time favourite books! Cecelia Ahern, author of PS, I Love You
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One broke my heart and mended it, all at the same time. Beautiful, moving story about an unbreakable bond and an immense love - ONE of my ALL time favourite books! * Cecelia Ahern, author of PS, I Love You * The best book I've read in years. It's a spectacular testament to love. It blows your head back * Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers * Every word in Sarah Crossan's One feels precisely chosen, each sentence crafted, page after page resonates with exact observation and lyrical awareness. So, how come it has space and light in it too? How does it manage to be a page turner and also leave room for the reader to imagine beyond the story? Perhaps, because it's written by a very good writer indeed. I urge you to read this book. Seduction guaranteed * Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die * A beautiful and moving exploration of a sibling relationship like no other, One will stay with you long after the final page. * Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal * Read, think, enjoy and weep, because the novel is quite simply an achingly sad and beautiful story about what makes any of us human * Telegraph * Truly remarkable * Irish Times * This is a strikingly brave, sensitive and unusual book that packs such a powerful emotional punch, I defy anyone not to weep at the end * Daily Mail * An inspiring and beautiful book * Irish Examiner * Poignant, powerful, just perfect * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Cathy Cassidy * Succinct, with a gentle lyricism, the poems are telling about immigration, prejudice, self-delusion, families and first love, on the way to a life-changing conclusion * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week * Exquistely and touchingly written * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Irish Times * Unreliable adults, complex friendships and family ties are explored with sensitivity in this finely crafted story * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookseller * It will make you laugh and cry ... * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - Company * A story of the redeeming power of love. It's beautifully written and it made me cry but it also made me laugh * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookbag * This poignant, realistic tale is about learning to love and taking responsibility, and how poems can tell the truth ... * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week *
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About Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarahwon the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPAPoetry Award for her novel, One.
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Rating details

9,519 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (4,044)
4 37% (3,558)
3 15% (1,421)
2 3% (315)
1 2% (181)
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