Jake And Lily

Hardcover | May 8, 2012

byJerry Spinelli

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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.

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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 ...

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This is a story about me, Lily.And me, Jake.We're twins and we're exactly alike.Not exactly!Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me.Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood.Right. So anyway, this is a book about goobers and supergoobersbulliesclubhousestrue fr...

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal forManiac Mageeand a Newbery Honor forWringer. His other books includeSmiles to Go,Loser,Space Station Seventh Grade,Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?,Dump Days, andStargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1.13 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060281359

ISBN - 13:9780060281359

Customer Reviews of Jake And Lily

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jake and Lilly a great fun inspiring book especially if you're a twin or in a tough situation!:)
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jake and Lily This book was so good I could barely put it down !!
Date published: 2013-07-12

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Editorial Reviews

“Spinelli’s hallmark issues—individuality, nonconformity, alienation, standing up for the little guy—figure prominently, and the messages are convincingly worked into the story.”