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The remarkable Newbery-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way.

Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick and tired of her beautiful twin Caroline. Ever since they were born, Caroline has been the pretty one, the talented one, the better sister. Even now, Caroline seems to take everything: Louise's friends, their parents' love, her dreams for the future.

For once in her life, Louise wants to be the special one. But in order to do that, she must first figure out who she is . . . and find a way to make a place for herself outside her sister's shadow.

Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published on March 3, 2009 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061975192
ISBN-13: 9780061975196
2 Book Reviews
  • zarkinpants
    zarkinpantsabout 2 months55 starsFeatured
    Louise lives on Rass Island, a strict Methodist island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. For all her life, her twin sister Caroline has gotten all the attention. Caroline is talented and artistic, while Louise likes catching crabs with her friend, Call. The book tells about Louise's adventures on Rass as well as how she tries to escape the shadow of her twin. It was really entertaining and very funny at the beginning.
    • ranger
      Mr. Yostabout 10 years55 stars
      Jacob Have I Loved is a powerful story about the relationship of two sisters. It's beautifully and powerfully written, but it will appeal to teenage girls, rather than a boy and girl audience.