Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But one body.Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything, and they are everything to each other. They would never imagine being apart. For them, that would be the real tragedy.But something is happening to them....
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4.5 stars! Really, really enjoyed this one and actually shed some tears at the end.
My heart goes out to these two young women.
Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins but, to the insensitive and uneducated people, they are monsters who belong in a circus.
They are beautiful, each in their own way, and truly sisters. All they want is to be normal, to feel normal and to be treated normally.
But everywhere they go, they are gawked at. Until they meet Jon and Yasmeen, who welcome them with open arms, whereas the rest of the students prefer to stay far away.
I rarely read novels in vers ...more
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This book was an emotional rollercoaster ride through and through. I enjoyed every second of my reading experience. It's written in free verse, thus, I was sceptical going in as I've never read a book written in free verse, however, the premise of it (story of conjoined twins) made me curious enough to pick it up.
I loved how Crossan didn't focus on the twins only but their relationship with everyone in th ...more
Okay, so that was emotionally and beautiful. And in verse. VERSE, PEOPLES. I know as much about poetry as I know about the history of guavas (um, that means I know zlich) BUT, I really loved the verse and how it was set out and how different words had impact and gah, even an unedcuated pineapple like I can appreciate this. I CAN. Although sometimes I think having it in verse limited the scope of the description -- but it went for a style and it PULLED IT OFF.
Also, emotional. I might've got a bi ...more
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Grace and her sister Tippi are twins whose bodies are conjoined from the waist down. Though everyone around them sees their one body as horrifying, Grace and Tippi love each other and cannot fathom a life apart. Aside from their body, they're just regular teens navigating a new school and exploring the wonders of young love, until they're met with an impossible situation that concerns their health, their li ...more
Wow. This was a really good story about conjoined twins Grace and Tippi, and it was sad. Before I start I want to add an excerpt from the book that I thought was funny and Tippi is the one with the snarky attitude :)
A guy with a gray beard and
a teardrop tattoo below his eye
emerges from a bathroom door
in the corner of the kitchen.
"Fuck me," he says,
dropping a cigarette onto the tiled floor
and grinding it down into tobacco dust
with the heel of his boot.
I really enjoyed this! It's written in verse so it goes by quickly, and it's over such an interesting topic that i'd never even thought about reading before. I wish some more details about the conjoined twins were given, like what it's like to struggle to do things in their daily life, but for a hard topic like that, I thought it was done very well. My only complaints about this book are that 1) this book is written in first person and only follows one of the twins, which I thought was strange a ...more
This was fantastic. As the first book I've ever read written in verse, I wasn't sure what to expect but I enjoyed this so much. Since this was written in verse, I flew through it in just over an hour. One is beautifully written and utterly heartbreaking. I thoroughly enjoyed this (despite my emotions being taken on a total rollercoaster!!!) Highly recommend if you're looking for something unique in both writing style and plot.
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