Sarah Crossan has tackled one of the most interesting and beautiful stories a singleton like me could ever fail to properly understand. This lovely book, written is simple verse, explores the unique reality of a normal teenage girl and her conjoined twin as they are schooled away from home for the first time. That One tells such an unusual story is wonderful in itself but the fact that that story was told in such an inspiring and emotional way makes it all the more special. This book is sweet, funny, touching, and sad. It speaks about the importance of love- both familial and otherwise- and explores the closest connection there can be between two people. Don’t get me wrong, this book isn’t all pie baking, ballet, and cute boys with stars on their fingers (although it does feature all of those things). Indeed, One had me crying through my math class, but in the end it was a beautiful book and I never mind crying over true beauty.
~Erin MacRitchie, Teen Advisory Board