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Winner of the Carnegie Medal, the YA Book Prize, and the Children's Books Ireland Book Prize, Crossan's masterful novel in verse deftly portrays conjoined twin sisters who face a life-changing decision.

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ISBN 9780062118769
Barcode 9780062118769
Published 17 October 2017 by Greenwillow Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9780062118769
ISBN-10 0062118765
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Imprint Greenwillow Books
Publication Date 17 October 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Sisters, Family problems, Schools, Novels in verse, High schools
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 911017

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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)

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan is the author of the duology Breathe and Resist, as well as the acclaimed novel-in-verse The Weight of Water, which was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. She spent several years living and teaching high school in New Jersey before moving to London, where she now lives with her husband and young daughter.

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