One

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062118752

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About the Author

Sarah Crossan is the author of One, which won the Carnegie Medal and The Bookseller's prize for young adult fiction and was named the Irish Children's Book of the Year. It was also named to the White Ravens list, was an Indie Next selection, and earned four starred reviews in the US. In 2018, Sarah Crossan was named Irish Children's Laureate. Two other novels, The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain, were also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 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 master's in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.

Reviews

"Grace's elegant and intimate first-person narration combines with her wry sense of humor to create a likable character in a believable situation. This is honest, unapologetic realism from a diverse perspective not often seen in young-adult fiction. Not to be overlooked." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Employing free verse to chronicle their coming of age, British author Crossan smoothly embeds historical and medical information regarding her well-researched topic while intently portraying each twin's personality and unique characteristics. ...Crossan trusts her characters and her readers to find their better selves through her gently paced story." -- Booklist

"Writing mainly from Grace's perspective, Crossan interjects the voices of friends and family, offering a glimpse of the difficulties conjoined twins and their loved ones face. In asking important questions about how bodies shape identity, Crossan's novel achieves a striking balance between sentimentality and sisterly devotion. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Poignant and compelling...Though the sisters have unique physical challenges, they share that universal teen desire to fit in, fall in love, and find a distinct identity." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"Through her understated, evocative narration, Grace's coming of age becomes a meditation on difference, a celebration of the deepest bonds of sisterhood, and...a stirring tragedy. Grace's uniquely moving "story of how it is to be Two" will inspire compassion-and elicit plenty of tears." -- The Horn Book

"A tender yet resilient story of closeness and identity...it's a story of Grace, who's built her entire identity and existence on being entwined with her sister and who now contemplates what it would mean to be a single person." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)