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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 7n/a5.229085

Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.

Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. Each of the sixteen-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.

But the girls' body is beginning to fight against them. 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?

Carnegie Medal–nominated author Sarah Crossan gives us a story about unbreakable bonds, hope, loss, and the lengths we will go to for the person we love most.

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on September 15, 2015 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 0062118757
ISBN-13: 9780062118752
7 Book Reviews
  • scythe123
    scythe123about 1 year55 stars
    This is one of my favorite books. It is about two conjoined twins, Grace and Tippi, who are going to school for the first time since they have been in home school their entire life. This book is best for 11 and up, for profanity, etc. It also gets really emotional. Definitely recommend!
    • grapefruit
      grapefruitover 4 years44 stars
      Tippi and Grace are twins, but not just any twins: the're conjoined twins. What is it like to be one of those? Imagine sharing a pair of legs with another person. That's how Grace's life is like--everyday. Starting school at 16 is a big challenge, with the mean looks and strange staring. Can Grace get used to the hundreds of eyes staring at her? Answer: Not at all. Soon an operation is scheduled to seperate the twins, and Grace's life is tipped over. At the end Tippi dies and it is very sad. If you're very sensitive don't read this, it will make you cry. A lot. Good book but too sad.
      • No name please almost 6 years
        This book look and sounds so good!! Want to read!
        • hermione14
          hermione14almost 6 years
          Want to read!
          • avanthi
            avanthialmost 6 years55 stars
            This book is a tragic and heart breaking story. I recommend this book to anyone who is into sad stories. Have fun reading it!!
            • gtmultivlogs
              gtmultivlogsover 6 years55 stars
              This book is great. the blurb says, Here we are and we are living isn't that amazing. How we manage to be it all. Tippi and Grace are no ordinary girls. they are conjoined and are home schooled by there mum and dad but at the age of sixteen the had to go to a privet school which was going to change their lives forever. i recommend this book to ages 10 and over because of strong language and some trickey words but all in all this is a great book
              • gtmultivlogs
                gtmultivlogsover 6 years55 stars
                I am reading this book at the moment and i love it. Its a teen type of book with slightly strong lauguage so i recommend it to 10 upwords. Its all about these conjoined twins called tippi and grace. They are sixteen year old girls. they have two heads 4 arms 2 legs 2 hearts but are stuck together. The blurb on the back is... Here we are and we are living isn't it amazing? How we manage to be it all. Its amazing!!!!