April 12, 2017

REVIEW NOVEL | ONE by SARAH CROSSAN


Interested to know about the story of conjoined twins made me buy this book. My first novel by Sarah Crossan. Glad I read it ^_^



SYNOPSIS

Here we are and we are living. Isn't that amazing? How we manage to be at all. 

A wonderful story of 16-years-old conjoined twins that united in blood and bone. Grace and Tippi don't like being stared and sneered at, but they're used to it. They are different from each other in every aspect and they're joined together at waist. 

What they want to be looked at in turn, like they truly are two people. They want real friends. And what about love? 

They have to go to school after 16 years because their parents cannot afford the private school anymore. 

But a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead for Grace and Tippi. One that could change their lives more than they ever asked for.. 

Grace has developed cardiomyopathy and Tippi is supporting her. Grace need a heart transplant and she is not eligible for a transplant while conjoined. Hence, they have to separate so that Grace can have her heart transplant. But their conditions are not good and the successful operation rate is low. 

A real tragedy...


REVIEW


A heartbreaking, incredible, emotional and beautiful story to read. 

I liked how the book was written in verse or short poems with each poem as a new chapter. Senang untuk dibaca dan mengambil masa sekejap je. I don't know why the book was written like that but I enjoy reading it that way.

Grace and Tippi are just like any other two people, not because they are sharing one body, but they are truly two people.

I love them! I love how they truly love and understand each other even though they had outstandingly different personalities. Grace loved fruity teas and Tippi loved coal-black coffee. Tippi also smoking (a little) and she got Grace's permission on that. I can't help not to smile when reading that part ^_^

Aku gembira bila Grace dan Tippi bertemu kawan sebenar, Jasmeen dan Jon. Seperti ada satu kelegaan dalam diri aku bila Jasmeen dan Jon melindungi Grace dan Tippi di sekolah. Ternyata orang ramai nak mengambil gambar mereka, disebarkan di internet dan viral. And Grace and Tippi don't want that. Jasmeen and Jon understand that.

Mereka sangat akrab berempat dan bersama pergi ke satu trip tanpa ibu bapa. Aku happy lagi sebab sekurang-kurangnya Grace dan Tippi boleh buat apa yang remaja lain buat. Hidup remaja hanya sekali. Pengalaman dan kenangan itu yang akan dibawa dan dirindui ketika dewasa. Trust me.

Unexpected thing happened when Grace dan Jon start to fall in love. I loved Jon. I loved how he truly cared for Grace. Look Grace as one person.

I cried at the ending 😭 Tanpa disedari, air mata mengalir. It was so heartbreaking. Losing someone who attached to you for 16 years. Bangun tidur dan tengok dia tiada. Menjerit, merintih dan orang itu tetap tiada. 

It was so hard to make a decision especially it's a life-and-death decision. You have only one choice and one chance to get it right. Membuatkan aku berfikir setiap keputusan yang aku pernah buat selama ini.

Favourite Verses

But she is wrong. A kiss from Jon would mean everything. 

'But I'm a parasite,' I repeat, and in my head say it over and over. Parasite. Parasite. Parasite. All I want now is to save Tippi. If I can.

"But we can never ever fall in love. Do you understand?'
"Yes,' I whisper. I understand."
But her warning comes too late.

"Do you promise to live without me, if I don't make it?"

Because having a twin
like Tippi is
not
The Worst
Thing
Ever.

I highly recommend this book if you want something interesting, touching, different and inspired! 

Rating: ★★★★

30 comments:

  1. feeling jgk kak siqah baca smpai kelur air mata tnpa di sedari... hahaha

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    1. Bila membaca, bagaikan akak masuk sekali dalam cerita tu. Penghayatan terlebih pulak. Hihi

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  2. Baca review Siqah boleh rasa keakraban mereka. It feel so lost when you lost someone who has been so attached with you since you were born.

    Definitely cerita ni lain dari yang lain. Thank you, Siqah review ni, nak baca buku ni pulak nantilah hehe terpikat lepas baca review Siqah :D

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    1. Sedihnya kehilangan seseorang :(

      Boleh fatina cuba baca novel ni. Sekejap je sure habis punya :D

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  3. Tak pernah lagi kut ada novel pasal conjoined twins ni kan??

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    1. Haah Siqah pun tak pernah jumpa lagi. NI novel first rasanya pasal conjoined twins.

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  4. Buku macamni mesti takkan gagal buat saya nangis jugak. Huhu

    "Her warning comes to late." Awwww. He's already fall in loved!

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    1. Huhu. Ayat simple je tapi penuh emosi membacanya T_T

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  5. Seriuslah fiction ni? Baca review akak pun dah rasa real feeling tu. T_T

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    1. Haah fiction bak kata penulis. CUma penulis kaji juga mengenai kembar siam sebelum tulis novel ni. Sedih T_T

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  6. lama juga tak baca novel ni sejak² beranak 3 ni..huhu..kalau dulu time anak dara bersusun novel sebulan boleh kata 3,4 novel boleh khatam hihi

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    1. Mama ada lagi keutamaan dalam kehidupan selain daripada baca novel kan :) Banyak jugak mama baca novel dulu masa anak dara. Sebulan sampai 3 4 novel, memang bookworm dulu ye :D

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  7. Macam best aje.. mungkin boleh try baca lepas ni.

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    1. Best. Hope best jugak untuk akak :) Novel ni in short poems so cepat je habis baca nanti :)

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  8. Wahhhh it must be a really good book to be read since you cried at the end of it. The writer has successfully conveyed her messages well hehe.

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    1. Hehe. Pandai penulis berjaya buat pembaca nangis πŸ˜…

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  9. baca sinopsis pun sedih.. dah kenal lama dgn someone tu, tiba2 dia pegi tinggalkan kita...memang boleh meraung macam tu T__T

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  10. Baca review ni pun terasa sodih. Kehilangan seseorang yang sangat rapat memang sangat menyakitkan 😒

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  11. macam menarik berapa rm ni dear?

    www.neezalife.com

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    1. Siqah beli kat Popular. harga RM30.94.

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  12. "It was so hard to make a decision especially it's a life-and-death decision."

    Honestly Siqah, it was really hard. I've been there once, when my family and I need to decide to allow Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) to my late brother when he kept on having cardiac arrest (arrhythmia - means irregular heart rhythm).

    I think you know what is DNR. If not, DNR is when someone is having any heart attack (when suddenly heart beat does not look good on the ECG screen), there will be no CPR done to rescue the patient. :)

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    1. T_T Siqah tahu DNR. Pernah tengok konsep ni dalam salah satu drama T_T I've never been in that kind of situation but I know it was really hard kan Hanis. Siqah baca buku ni dan dengar your story pun dah rasa berat T_T Semoga arwah abang Hanis dicucuri rahmat. Al Fatihah.

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  13. baca sinopsis dan review siqah nampak macam best novel ni...

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    1. Bagi Siqah, novel ni best :) Mendalami perasaan kembar siam yang akhirnya terpisah :(

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  14. Ada nampak buku ni tadi dikedai. But since your review ada peristiwa cucuran air mata nooooo i wont read it. Cukuplah baca review jak. sob sob.

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    1. Haha. Tak nak baca sebab takut nangis gak eh. Hii. Betul Eka, memang sedih novel ni dah last2. Sob sob.

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