May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012
Sharing a summer of friends and bullies in their 11th year, twins Jake and Lily, who have always felt like two halves of the same person, make valuable discoveries about their unique interests and qualities. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of
Growing up is challenging enough without having to figure out how to be more independent from a twin. Jake and Lily were born on a train and have always been incredibly close, knowing each other's thoughts and even sleepwalking together to the train station on their birthday each year. But when they turn 11, the summer before junior high school, their parents decide it's time for separate bedrooms. Jake is excited to have some space and starts hanging out with a gang of boys, but Lily misses him and feels alone. She turns to their grandfather, a former hippie who understands the nature of loss intimately. While Lily struggles to find new interests and friends, Jake finds himself bullying a kid who might actually turn out to be a friend. Humorous and tender, the story is told through alternating journal entries in each twin's distinct voice.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Friendship, Family / Siblings, Social Issues / Bullying, Family + Friendship
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Jerry Spinelli
- Online Item #: 14008644
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-2408
- ISBN: 9780060281359
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported