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Despite problems at home, sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time and making real friends when they learn that a cardiac problem will force them to have separation surgery, which they have never before considered.
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062118752
Branch Call Number: Y CRO
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 22 cm

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sarahbru17 Aug 06, 2018

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 9/10

This book had no right to make me cry on vacation.

But actually, it was really beautiful and a pleasure to read. I love verse novels, and I think this one did a good job at getting a depth of character and story (especially with a more medical topic) without feeling limited by the verse structure. I got very invested very quickly, and I was deeply saddened when it was over. I love books that focus on diverse perspectives, and this really made me think about a way of life I hadn't considered before.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 30, 2018

This book was phenomenal from start to finish. To begin, the plot is extremely original. I have never read a book about conjoined twins. This book brings awareness to how easily we label and judge others. As many characters look down on the sisters in the book before they take the time to get to know them. In addition, this novel is written in free verse, which makes it quite unique. At first glance, I did not think I would enjoy this style. However, I got used to it quickly and it is absolutely perfect for this novel; I could not imagine it written in any other way. I highly suggest this book to all teens and young adults looking for a quick, heartwarming read. Rating: 5/5
- @goldendog of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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becker
Nov 10, 2017

This is a lovely story about two teenage sisters who are also conjoined twins. We learn all about their lives as well as some of the struggles their family copes with. This book is written in free verse which makes it a quick and casual read. It is a very touching story and would be good for anyone who enjoys a book that can tug at their heartstrings.

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h228800333
Jun 06, 2017

Most upsetting and Happy book I have ever read, you really should grabs some tissues before you get to the end. I am a twin and separation is different for everyone whether you are conjoined or not. Very emotional book, But I LOVE IT!!

Cynthia_N May 23, 2016

Fast read and a good one! The one feels real as you are reading it.

KCLS_RobinH Feb 25, 2016

Well-written, but a fast read in free verse. Sad, poignant, and genuine, offering a credible voice to what it would feel to be a conjoined twin in shared bodies. Grab your tissue.

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Spidery
Feb 05, 2016

Well written, fast read. At first I was put off by the free verse formatting of the book. But I gave it a chance and wound up finishing it in a night. It's very sweet and powerful. The author put a lot of research into the lives of conjoined twins and it shows and brings a very real voice to them.

multcolib_karene Oct 04, 2015

A beautiful, poignant story told in a convincingly teen voice (and in free verse which totally works and isn't annoying!) that speaks of being different, of falling in love, and of family. Both teens and adults should read this book.

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sarahbru17 Jul 31, 2018

sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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sarahbru17 Jul 31, 2018

Other: Tough topics: Underage drinking. Alcoholic father. Anorexia.

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