One on One (novel)

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One on One
Author Tabitha King
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Dutton Adult
Publication date
March 1, 1993
Media type Print (Hardcover)
ISBN 0525935908

One on One is a 1993 fiction novel by author Tabitha King, set in the fictitious New England town of Nodd's Ridge. The book was published by Dutton Adult.

Plot synopsis[edit]

One on One follows Sam and Deanie, two high school students that are more different than they are alike. The two fall in love, only to be faced with multiple adversities, from rivals to sports.


Reception for One on One was mostly positive, with Entertainment Weekly giving the novel a rating of B+.[1][2][3] The Chicago Tribune wrote that the book "stands up on its own merits".[4]

The novel was overall panned by the Arizona Daily Star, saying that King was "a hack", although admitting that "(a)nyone who can go through the grueling process of writing a novel and getting it published deserves a lot of credit."[5] Publishers Weekly gave an ambivalent review, praising the characters while criticizing the plot as "flabby".[6]


  1. ^ Hajari, Nisid. "Review: One on One". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Skow, John (Feb 22, 1993). "Home Games". Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Graham, Mark (April 4, 1993). "THE 'OTHER' KING COMES INTO HER OWN". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Slater, Joyce (Feb 28, 1993). "Teenage basketball, teenage sex, and a tenor who ought to be stopped". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tabitha King's `One' is the work of a hack". Arizona Daily Star. May 2, 1993. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Review: One on One". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 11 August 2012.