Sarah Crossan

Books

 One

One by Sarah CrossanGrace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change. 

No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined…

From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, 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?

 

Apple & Rain

When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question - why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager - unlike Nana. But just like the story Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.  

  • SHORTLISTED for the CARNEGIE MEDAL 2015
  • SHORTLISTED for the CBI Book of the Year Award 2015
  • SHORTLISTED for an IRISH BOOK AWARD - SPECSAVERS SENIOR KIDS CATEGORY 2015
  • SHORTLISTED for a IBW Award 2015 
  • SHORTLISTED for the We Read prize 2015
  • LONGLISTED for the Guardian Children's Prize 2015

 

 The Weight of Water

Weight of WaterArmed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.

The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

  • WINNER of the CBI EILÍS DILLON AWARD 2013
  • WINNER of the COVENTRY INSPIRATION BOOK AWARDS (Read It Or Else) for best book for 11-14 year olds 2013
  • WINNER of the WeRead Prize 2013
  • WINNER of the UKLA Book Award  for 7-11 year olds
  • SHORTLISTED for the CARNEGIE MEDAL 2013
  • SHORTLISTED for the CLPE Poetry Award
  • SHORTLISTED for the GERMAN YOUTH PRIZE 2014 
  • WINNER of the LUCHS PRIZE for FEBRUARY 2014 

 

 

 Breathe & Resist Series

Breathe & Resist

In a world without air, what would you do to breathe? In a barren land, a shimmering glass pod houses the survivors of the Switch, the period when oxygen levels plunged and the green world withered. A state lottery meant a lucky few won safety, while the rest suffocated in the thin air. And now Alina, Quinn, and Bea—an unlikely trio, each with their own agendas, their own longings and fears—walk straight into the heart of danger. With two days of oxygen in their tanks, they leave the pod—and everything they know—behind. What will happen on the third day?

Set in a perilous, devastated world, Breathe is a novel of adventure, revolution, yearning, and of opening your eyes and rising to your greatest potential. 

  • NOMINATED for the Carnegie Medal 2014
  • SHORTLISTED for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award (Read It Or Else) for best book for 11-14 year olds
  • NOMINATED for the YALSA Best Fiction for YA
  • SHORTLISTED for the Hounslow Teen Read Award