Book Review: ‘One’ – Sarah Crossan

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

One – Sarah Crossan:

One is a unique book which explores different writing styles and plot; it is an original book with ideas that I have never been encountered before, within a text. Powerfully written, the text is sad, moving, honest and touching. The book is contemporarily written therefore giving a higher depth of realism which makes ‘One’ more insightful and strong. A truly excellent book.

Grace, the protagonist of the novel, is a conjoined twin with her sister Tippi. After many struggles at the time of birth, the book explores the hardships and dilemmas within the girl’s lives. After signing up for a television program Grace falls ill and Tippi is forced to support Grace. The pair has to come to the decision become separated and live as two or die…

One, by Sarah Crossan, was an excellent read, therefore giving it the onset to become the winner of The CILIP Carnegie Award 2016. A truly heart-warming tale of tradergy and loss.


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