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Grades 4 - 8Grades 1 - 4n/a3.243048

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.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on May 8, 2012 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0060281359
ISBN-13: 9780060281359
17 Book Reviews
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  • birda
    birdaTuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm55 stars
    This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! So great!!!!!!!!!
    • kkrules
      kkrulesSunday, December 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm55 stars
      omg its amazing!! i luv this book so far!! read it for sure!! and i am not (under any circomstances) kidding!! READ IT!!:)
      • maddog46
        maddog46Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:38 am55 stars
        This book is about to twins tat have different iedas of being twins. The go through hard times, and long conversations. I reccomend this book to all young readers
        • angela245
          angela245Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm55 stars
          I love this book!!! I first thought it was going to be boring but it turned out interesting!!
          • angela245
            angela245Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm55 stars
            I read this book because it was interesting and now I love it!!