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MP! Review: ‘One’ by Sarah Crossan is absolutely beautiful


Here at Maximum Pop!, we’re self-confessed book nerds, which means when a novel comes along and really blows us away, we go on (and on and on) about it. So far, our friends and family have bore the brunt of our latest fixation, but now we want to share it with you MP!ers.

“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.”

‘One’ by Sarah Crossan is, to put it most simply, a must-read. We realise that by its description, it may not seem like your usual kind of novel, and you would be right. ‘One’ is distinct in voice as well as story, capturing your attention from the onset, and yet does not alienate its reader. Crossan weaves themes of identity, sisterhood and love throughout her novel, making it a wonderful, moving book for anyone to read.

Furthermore, the story is told in free verse, adding to Crossan’s already lyrical writing style. With beautiful imagery and a focus on precious details, Crossan will make lovers of words sigh as well as ache.

Overall, this book is absolutely beautiful. Poetic and moving, powerful yet simple, we would suggest that you read it slowly, carefully. It is gone all too quickly.

Get your copy of ‘One’ right here.

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Written by Laura Fulton

Book Channel Editor at MaxPop! Have a thing for the sea and pretty paperbacks. Saved by amazing grace.

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