Book Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to completely share your life with someone? In the book One, author Sarah Crossan explores what it would feel like to have a conjoined twin. The entire book is written in stanzas like a free verse poem through the first-person point of view of Grace. Grace is conjoined to her twin sister Tippi, and the two girls share everything. Still, Grace has her secrets…

Grace and Tippi have been homeschooled but will be going to school for the first time as juniors in high school. The book describes Grace’s life at home, school, and other places as a conjoined twin. People treat Grace and Tippi differently, but the girls still make new friends. Each individual in the family also faces challenges in multiple different aspects, including health and financial struggles. In the end, Grace and Tippi must make a choice that would change their lives.

I really enjoyed reading One! The free verse style of the book made it a very different and interesting read. The topics that the book covered were eye-opening. I never thought of what it would be like to have a conjoined twin, which made it fascinating to see how similar and different my life is compared to Grace’s. I really enjoyed reading Grace’s thoughts and seeing her development as a character. This book evoked a wide range of emotions and explored several themes. I recommend One to anyone who is looking for a book in a different style and an eye-opening read!

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Rating 5/5 stars

Reviewed by: Sarah (15) of MNHS

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