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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Grace and Tippi are twins. Conjoined twins. And at the age of sixteen, their life begins to change. No longer able to be home-schooled, it's time for them to join society and for them to see the world. And for world to see them. For the first time ever, they have real friends. People who take them for who they are and accept that they are just like any other teenagers. They smoke, they drink, they argue, they laugh, they cry, they fall in love. But what neither of the twins has told anyone is that Tippi keeps fainting. With Grace being the weaker twin, Tippi has been supporting them both. But she can only sustain this, and their secret, for so long. As Tippi's heart begins to fail, the girls must make the life-changing and heart-wrenching decision to separate. Will either of them survive the surgery? And even if they do, how do they face a life apart? Sarah Crossan tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry.This is memorable portrait, not just of two sisters and their journey, but of a whole family balanced on a knife edge. One will stay with you long after you've finished it.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of CBI Book of the Year Award 2016
Winner of The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2016
Winner of Carnegie Medal 2016
Joint winner of CLiPPA Poetry Award 2016
||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ @SarahCrossan