Jake and Lily (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, May 8, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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Beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, author of Maniac Magee and Wringer, addresses issues of identity, belonging, family, and bullying in this humorous and heartfelt novel about twins. 

Jake and Lily are twins. Despite their slightly different interests and temperaments, they feel exactly the same—like two halves of one person. But the year they turn eleven, everything changes. Their parents announce it’s time for separate bedrooms. Jake starts hanging out with a pack of boys on the block. And Lily is devastated, not to mention angry. Who is she without Jake? And as her brother falls under the influence of the neighborhood bully, he also must ask himself—who is the real Jake?

This is an often funny, poignant, and profound story of growing up, growing apart, and the difficult process of figuring out who you really are.

  

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User Review  - Tvickrey - LibraryThing

Spinelli uses humor and wit to tackle real life issues of bullying, belonging and finding your own identity. This is a great story about twins who struggle to understand their changing dynamic as they grow up. Jake and Lily highlight the pitfalls of growing up and making decisions for yourself. Read full review

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User Review  - Joannah - Goodreads

Jake and Lily were born on a train, in a tunnel 6 miles long, 11 minutes apart. Every year on the night of their birthday, they each sleepwalk to the nearby train station and wake up to find the other ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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