Monday, 23 May 2016
Mini-Review - One by Sarah Crossan
Author: Sarah Crossan
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Poetry* (*novel in verse.)
This is the first novel in verse that I've ever read - and I did find the form a little... odd.
Not bad, necessarily, just odd. I don't know whether I liked the form or not, really. It was different, I'll give it that.
But poetry in general is an incredibly personal thing - so... make of that what you will I guess!
This book is about conjoined twins Tippi and Grace, who've spent their entire lives literally joined at the hip, with all the good and the bad that that brings.
What I really liked about this was the fleshed-out minor characters - everyone was fully developed, maybe even more than Tippi and Grace.
Personally, I couldn't warm to Tippi - she just seemed a little less there than everyone else (ironic since, due to Grace's first-person viewpoint, Tippi is literally always there.)
Grace, though, I did like. By the end of the book, you know her so well that it's very hard not to like her.
The plot is quite intense in places... can't say more for fear of spoilerage, but I can imagine people getting more than slightly upset at some points.
A unique book certainly, and one that you've got to form your own opinions on I think!
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