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Winner of the Carnegie Medal * Winner of the YA Book Prize * Winner of the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Award

Tippi and Grace share everything--clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.

Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. Each of the sixteen-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.

But the girls' body is beginning to fight against them. And Grace doesn't want to admit it. Not even to Tippi. How long can they hide from the truth--how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?

Carnegie Medal-winning author Sarah Crossan gives us a story about unbreakable bonds, hope, loss, and the lengths we will go to for the person we love most.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062118752
Branch Call Number: YA CRO
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,22 cm


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sarahbru17 Aug 06, 2018

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 9/10

This book had no right to make me cry on vacation.

But actually, it was really beautiful and a pleasure to read. I love verse novels, and I think this one did a good job at getting a depth of character and story (especially with a more medical topic) without feeling limited by the verse structure. I got very invested very quickly, and I was deeply saddened when it was over. I love books that focus on diverse perspectives, and this really made me think about a way of life I hadn't considered before.

May 30, 2018

This book was phenomenal from start to finish. To begin, the plot is extremely original. I have never read a book about conjoined twins. This book brings awareness to how easily we label and judge others. As many characters look down on the sisters in the book before they take the time to get to know them. In addition, this novel is written in free verse, which makes it quite unique. At first glance, I did not think I would enjoy this style. However, I got used to it quickly and it is absolutely perfect for this novel; I could not imagine it written in any other way. I highly suggest this book to all teens and young adults looking for a quick, heartwarming read. Rating: 5/5
- @goldendog of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 10, 2017

This is a lovely story about two teenage sisters who are also conjoined twins. We learn all about their lives as well as some of the struggles their family copes with. This book is written in free verse which makes it a quick and casual read. It is a very touching story and would be good for anyone who enjoys a book that can tug at their heartstrings.

Jun 06, 2017

Most upsetting and Happy book I have ever read, you really should grabs some tissues before you get to the end. I am a twin and separation is different for everyone whether you are conjoined or not. Very emotional book, But I LOVE IT!!

Cynthia_N May 23, 2016

Fast read and a good one! The one feels real as you are reading it.

KCLS_RobinH Feb 25, 2016

Well-written, but a fast read in free verse. Sad, poignant, and genuine, offering a credible voice to what it would feel to be a conjoined twin in shared bodies. Grab your tissue.

Feb 05, 2016

Well written, fast read. At first I was put off by the free verse formatting of the book. But I gave it a chance and wound up finishing it in a night. It's very sweet and powerful. The author put a lot of research into the lives of conjoined twins and it shows and brings a very real voice to them.

multcolib_karene Oct 04, 2015

A beautiful, poignant story told in a convincingly teen voice (and in free verse which totally works and isn't annoying!) that speaks of being different, of falling in love, and of family. Both teens and adults should read this book.

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sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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sarahbru17 Jul 31, 2018

Other: Tough topics: Underage drinking. Alcoholic father. Anorexia.


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