Published: August 27th 2015 By: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Genres: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Realistic-Fiction, Poetry
Source: Library My Rating: 4 Stars
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 can’t figure out what to actually say about this book. It’s written in free verse, so it goes by rather quickly. I laughed, cried, then cried even harder. So, yeah, be prepared for waterworks with this one.
Grace and Tippi went from conjoined twins that were home-schooled their whole lives, to entering a private school. On their first day, they meet Jon and Yasmin; their only friends. They smoke and drink, and do all the things they think a normal teen does. All the while, their conjoined body is at risk. Grace’s heart isn’t strong, and Tippi has been holding them up.
I can’t say much without spoiling. I wasn’t really prepared for this, I just started reading. I love the love that Grace and Tippi have for each other. They have a sister, Dragon, but it’s not quite the same. They have been together since conception, so it’s understandable of their bond. Dragon is a ballerina with her own problems. There are just so many things happening in that household; especially financially. And it’s the financial problem that causes Grace and Tippi to invite cameras into their lives. Everything kind of happens fast after that.
I’m not sure what to make of the little romance that blossomed between Grace and Jon. There weren’t too many moments to really think about it, because it became chaotic just when they were getting somewhere.
Okay, I just can’t review this properly. I’m crying and my eyes are all blurred. Read the book!