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The ONE book you have to read this summer! The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted, it explores the unbreakable bond and love between sisters. Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016

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ISBN 9781408827215
Barcode 9781408827215
Published 22 June 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408827215
ISBN-10 1408827212
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 22 June 2016
International Publication Date 2 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 309g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 619096

Description of this Book

Grace 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?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Carnegie Medal 2016 -- Winner of CBI Book of the Year Award 2016 -- Winner of The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2016 -- Joint winner of CLiPPA Poetry Award 2016
NZ Review This poignant, realistic tale is about learning to love and taking responsibility, and how poems can tell the truth ... Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week A story of the redeeming power of love. It's beautifully written and it made me cry but it also made me laugh Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookbag Unreliable adults, complex friendships and family ties are explored with sensitivity in this finely crafted story Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookseller Poignant, powerful, just perfect Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Cathy Cassidy Succinct, with a gentle lyricism, the poems are telling about immigration, prejudice, self-delusion, families and first love, on the way to a life-changing conclusion Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week Exquistely and touchingly written Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Irish Times It will make you laugh and cry ... Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - Company
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarahwon the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPAPoetry Award for her novel, One. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ @SarahCrossan

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