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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 9781408863114
Barcode 9781408863114
Published 26 August 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9781408863114
ISBN-10 1408863111
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 26 August 2015
International Publication Date 27 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crossan, Sarah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 459g
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 577046

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards 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
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, 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

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