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by Sarah Crossan

Secondary List 2016-17 SHORTLIST

So far we have received 21 reviews of One.

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kaitlin from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

this book is about two conjoined twins.this book is great at describing the emotions that the two girls go through at their new school and their doctors appointments. in my opinion this book is amazingly written and it a great book to get absorbed in to if you like that kind of book you cant put it down because you just want to know what is going to happen in this story. in the end the emotions from the detailed description make you feel how the twins feel in side and right at the end something tragic happens. i definitely recommend this book if you are older so overall i would say this if a beautifully written book.

Marks out of 10: 8

Eden from Year 13, The Armthorpe Academy:

This is a beautifully written book in a poetic style. It's really easy to get absorbed into. The main characters have a unique bond the effects of which take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Because of the twins uniqueness it really is a book that makes you think, and wonder how they cope. It's cringeworthy at times, especially the doctors appointment! I urge you to read this book.................i cried at the end.................

Marks out of 10: 9

paige from Year 7, Hall Cross School:

this book is so good!i like this because it is about someone judging someone because they have two heads and only one body.i love this book

Marks out of 10: 9

Milli from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I LOVED this book, it made me full of all sorts of emotions. This book is about 2 conjoined twins that have to survive a new school and go through more difficult bumps in life than average 'normal' twins. Its one of those books that sends you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Over all I would rate this book 9 out of 10 and I would recommend it to people who have a strong emotional gate and people who are in year 8 and above.

Marks out of 10: 9

olivia from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

this book is about two conjoined twins from the waist.this book is how two sisters live their life from doctor appointments to starting school for the first time thinking how people will accept them or how they will react. in my opinion this book is one of the most ever closest to the unconditional love between two sisters.when they arrive at school they thought no one would want to be there freind but taking advice from their other sister they get along just fine. they find to amazing and acceptable freinds but they have some bad habitis that just might be the problem for the accident at the en.making changes and addaptionsalong the eay they only just make it through their life. they go with their freinds on holiday for a few days ticking things off their checklist.when they get home they find out some terrible news.but is one off them willing to take the risk!!!!!! this book is written so elegantly but yet som emotional! this book is the just the definition for unconditional love. this book was just amazing, it was an absoulute page turner.

Marks out of 10: 8

Nell from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was beautifully and elegantly written in an almost poetic style. The author has really thought about the impact this will have on the reader.It was very emotional, especially at the end, and the plot was full of twists and turns. It makes us think about what our identity really is through a situation we don't usually think about; being a conjoined twin. I couldn't book this book down and would recommend it to anyone who wants to read something new, beautiful and heart-wrenching.

Marks out of 10: 8

Lucy from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

One is a touching book about conjoined twins, Tippi and Grace. I has a brilliant story line and its a great page turner. Every page i read made me want to read on wards, i love this book. One made me sad but sometimes in the book it was funny and made me feel happ.

Marks out of 10: 9

Charley from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this book is exquisitely written in a beautifully poetic style that is sure to capture the heart of any keen reader. The content includes heart breaking moments such as the teasing of those different and the challenges of family break downs. You can follow Grace and Tippi (my personal favourite) through the challenges times of being a conjoined twin. Tough challenges are ahead that could lead to the end of friendship, sisterhood and life as a whole.This book is so emotionally pleasing under all circumstances. Effectively, I could not put it down and finished it within 2 days! I do not have a single negative thing to say about this book, it is one of the best.

Marks out of 10: 10

keira from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

When I first started reading the book I had strong feelings for the character, but as I went through the book further I felt as though I knew the character and I felt closer to them. I felt like I was on a ride of emotions as a tragedy happened towards the end. Overall, I really recommend this book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Sophia from Year 7, Healing School - A Science Academy:

Wow!! I really enjoyed that book. It was heart-wrenching but had a great lightness and maturity about the situation. Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins from the thigh and lower. This story ends with something nobody ever expected. Anyway, as I was saying, I loved this book and the characters. I hope you like it as much as I did.

Marks out of 10: 10

Caitlin from Year 9, XP. School Doncaster:

Honestly, one of the best novel I have read in a while as it expresses the difficulties some humans go through on a daily basis and it really embodies the idea of separation as conjoint twins it may also set an example for all conjoint twins in the world. Most my friends look at how its written and say "But don't you think it would be better if it was an actual story instead of in poems?" well this isn't the case in my opinion it is written like this to represent the "Unusualness" of Grace and Tippi. It also has a twist as it hints at all the way through the book that one (or both) of them will die but it does not specify which one. But closer to the end of the book it does however pretty much tell you that Grace will have close to 0% of surviving the separation but as the time comes it completely baffled my mind. It also shattered my heart into a million pieces when it was revealed that she couldn't make it to her sisters funeral. This novel truly is mind opening, heart warming and heart breaking but is definitely worth the time and effort to read. I would like to thank Sarah Crossan for actually helping me realise that life can be worse for many unfortunate people in the world.

Marks out of 10: 9

Tessa from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is a really emotional book that is well written. There are suprising plot twists that intrigue you to keep reading on and it's easy to get attached to the chararcters. I would definitely read this again and I would recommend it to absolutely everyone.

Marks out of 10: 8

Natasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

Wow! This book has to be one of the best. Its so sad but yet so joyful. Tippi and Grace are so joyful even though they are in a life threatening situation. There first year of school turns out to be amazing when they meet Yasmeen and Jon but its terrible when they get the news they must be separated. They are forced to become separate people after Grace gets the news that she isn't well. At all. If they stay conjoined then Tippi is in danger. But what happens to them both when the separation gets put forward. They completed their bucket list before they died- Climbing a tree, kissing a boy for real- but do they die? Was putting in all that effort to complete the bucket list worth it? Was it just a waste of time? This book is like a rolercoaster with spins, turns and unexpected drops. I thinkthat

Marks out of 10: 10

Natasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

Wow! This book has to be one of the best. Its so sad but yet so joyful. Tippi and Grace are so joyful even though they are in a life threatening situation. There first year of school turns out to be amazing when they meet Yasmeen and Jon but its terrible when they get the news they must be separated. They are forced to become separate people after Grace gets the news that she isn't well. At all. If they stay conjoined then Tippi is in danger. But what happens to them both when the separation gets put forward. They completed their bucket list before they died- Climbing a tree, kissing a boy for real- but do they die? Was putting in all that effort to complete the bucket list worth it? Was it just a waste of time? This book is like a rolercoaster with spins, turns and unexpected drops. I thinkthat

Marks out of 10: 10

Courtney from Year 7, Hayfield School:

The end was very emotional when you find out what happend to Tippi. It was very good how the book was like a poem in verses

Marks out of 10: 10

Anna from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

WHAT A BOOK!!! This novel was so fantastic, it is a complete must read! I have never really understood the life of conjoined twins before and this book got me hooked. Since I read this book, I've had trouble forgetting the larger than life characters that made me feel so warm inside. I will never forget the life of the characters in this story because they all come with a lovely individual backstory to help define them as a person. What a heartbreaking story filled with so much loveliness. My empathy for the people inside the pages enveloped me in such sorrow that this book will not leave my mind for a longgggg time...

Marks out of 10: 9

Grace from Year 7, Hayfield School:

I love this book but i had to give it a 7 because of the ending, its too predictable! I predicted it from the start!

Marks out of 10: 7

Josie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

You are two but you are one. You have two minds, two hearts, two lifestyles but you share one body. You look identical but you are different. You and your twin are one. Grace and Tippi live with their younger sister who has to have a job just to pay for her dance lessons. A mum who earns little money and a farther who is constantly too drunk to work. Their family hardly get by. They are conjoined twins. They share a life and body but the are still sparate people with separate minds. Grace and Tippi know their condition gives them a limited amount of time and their clock is ticking. In this book you follow the remarkably, heartbreaking story of two sisters who are on a battle field to survive. But does their time run out? Will life changing decisions lead to the end? They are two but they are one.

Marks out of 10: 9

gracie-rose from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

'one' is a heart breaking story about conjoined twins called grace and tippi. It shows how they were treated differently simply because they were born different. it shows their struggles in life but also how they stuck together until one tragic event I found this book very intresting and enjoyed very much. i would recommend this book to teenagers.

Marks out of 10: 9

Grase from Year 3, Hill House School:

it was ALRIGHT the end was rubbish though

Marks out of 10: 5

Zuzanna from Year 7, Hayfield School:

This book is a emotional tale of sisters who are conjoined from the waist down. They face the usual challenges just like any other person; with some other additional ones, such as love. The ending however you could suspect from reading about 1/3 into the book, it was a quite predictable ending too. Therefore, i would think that this is the reason why the book loses two marks. I however do think that this is quite a quick,emotional read. You connect with these characters, through the way that the author describes them, each, very individually. This description does make you realize that they are different people with different personalities,thoughts, emotions. I would say to pick up this book the next time you see it on the shelves.

Marks out of 10: 8

 

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