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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli Book Review

Are you a fan of Jerry Spinelli?  If so, you'll be happy to hear he has a new book out! Told in alternating chapters from twin siblings Lily and Jake's points of view, Jake and Lily is the story of the summer the twins turn 11.

Jake and Lily have always had a special connection. When Jake hurts himself, Lily feels his pain. When Lily is about to run into the street to chase a ball, Jake yells at her to "Stop!" even though he's indoors and can't see her.  They can't play hide and seek because they always know where the other is hiding. 

This connection weakens the summer the twins turn 11. All of a sudden, Jake has a bunch of new friends he's hanging out with and Lily feels left out and  alone. What has happened to this special connection between the twins and will things return to normal?

I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books by Jerry Spinelli.  If you're going into 6th or 7th grade and you're still looking for your summer reading book assignment, this book would be perfect.  Recommended for children in grades 3-7. 

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