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  • Orchard Books

Jake and Lily

Jerry Spinelli

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: siblings (Children's / T

The award-winning author of STARGIRL presents a tale about twins.

For almost as long as they can remember, Jake and Lily have shared a "special sense". But their bond seems to be weakening as, at age 11, Jake starts spending more time with new friends than with Lily; upset and rejected, Lily has no one to confide in except her grandfather. Lily tries to find out who she is without her brother, but it's hard work. Her feeling of abandonment is as sharply felt as Jake's need to test his independence. Spinelli celebrates each child's individualism and growing self-awareness.

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Praise for Jake and Lily

  • Spinelli adroitly balances emotional tentsion with introspective moments in this smart and funny story about a pair of twins growing apart. - Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

  • Double the feelings, double the fun. - Kirkus

  • The characters and situations mesh together perfectly, and in the end Jake and Lily both realize that they can live separate lives and still be connected. - School and Library Journal

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