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One

9781408827215Grace 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?

  • WINNER of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year AND Children’s Choice Award 2016
  • WINNER of the YA Prize 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the CARNEGIE MEDAL 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for an IRISH BOOK AWARD – SPECSAVERS SENIOR KIDS CATEGORY 2015
  • SHORTLISTED for the IBW Award 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the CLPE Poetry Award CLiPPA 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the Leeds Book Award 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the Cumbrian Book Award 2016
  • LONGLISTED for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the Concorde Book Award 2016
  • SHORTLISTED for the Lancashire Book of the Year 2016

Reviews

‘Read, think, enjoy and weep, because the novel is quite simply an achingly sad and beautiful story about what makes any of us human’  – The Telegraph – Best YA books 2015

‘Truly remarkable’ – Irish Times

‘An inspiring and beautiful book’ –  Irish Examiner

‘I’ve seldom seen such unanimous pre-publication love for a book and it’s entirely deserved. I read it in a single sitting and was blown away: heartbreaking, life-affirming and quite exceptional’  – The Bookseller – Editor’s Choice

‘This is honest, unapologetic realism from a diverse perspective not often seen in fiction for teens. Not to be overlooked’  – Kirkus Starred Review

‘Crossan’s novel achieves a striking balance between sentimentality and sisterly devotion’ – PW Starred Review

‘Anything I say here in this review will detract from the impact when you read the book, which I implore you to do. It’s fantastic. Truly’  – The Bookbag

‘Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming book’ – Love Reading 4 Kids

‘One broke my heart and mended it’ –  Cecila Ahern

‘The best book I’ve read in years. It’s a spectacular testament to love. It blows your head back’ – Katherine Rundell

‘One is unlike anything I have read before. Beautiful, lyrical, and deeply moving – Tippi and Grace have stolen my heart’  – Louise O’Neill

‘A heart-breaking and beautiful exploration of how closely one’s own identity is entwined with the lives of those we love’ – Non Pratt

‘Every word in Sarah Crossan’s One feels precisely chosen, each sentence crafted, page after page resonates with exact observation and lyrical awareness. So, how come it has space and light in it too? How does it manage to be a page turner and also leave room for the reader to imagine beyond the story? Perhaps, because it’s written by a very good writer indeed. I urge you to read this book. Seduction guaranteed’ – Jenny Downham