When twins Jake and Lily wake up in a train station with the smell of pickles, they know they have something special. They're closer than ever, until Jake starts to hang out with the neighborhood boys. Lily is completely devastated and tries to the best of her ability to get her sibling back. As Jake's clique becomes more negative, he's faced with choice of his sister, or the friend he's always dreamed of.
Jake and Lily
By Jerry Spinelli
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 4 - 8||Grades 1 - 4||n/a||3.2||43048|
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.
Book Reviews (17)
this book is very good. It gets a little boring at the end though.
This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! So great!!!!!!!!!
omg its amazing!! i luv this book so far!! read it for sure!! and i am not (under any circomstances) kidding!! READ IT!!:)
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
I love this book!!! I first thought it was going to be boring but it turned out interesting!!
I read this book because it was interesting and now I love it!!