Published by Greenwillow Books on September 15th 2015
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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. Something they hoped would never happen. And Grace doesn’t want to admit it. Not even to Tippi.
How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review in any way.
One is a sweet book. At first I worried that it was going to be a bit light on content. I attribute this to projecting my own incapability of writing in verse. Obviously the rest of the world does not have this issue, case in point: Sarah Crossan.
This book was pretty cute. I may not be a conjoined twin but I do have sisters. I think even though there are so few conjoined twins in the world, this book will resonate with anyone who loves their siblings or has lost a sibling. I know if I lost my siblings I would feel that a big chunk of me was missing (probably not so much as Tippi and Grace, but still). I didn’t quite tear up but it certainly tugged at the heartstrings.
Crossan also delved a little into the ethical and identity issues encountered by conjoined twins in life. From the author’s note at the rear of the book she certainly did her research on the matter. It shows in the book and makes for a valuable, heartfelt and insightful read.