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by Jerry Spinelli

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  • ISBN 0060281367
  • ISBN13 978-0060281366
  • Language English
  • Author Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher Balzer + Bray (May 8, 2012)
  • Formats txt doc doc mobi
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Size ePub 1441 kb
  • Size Fb2 1623 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 118

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.


When Lily was It, I hid in the back of the closet in the mudroom. As soon as Lily reached one hundred, I heard her call, Give it up, Jake!

When Lily was It, I hid in the back of the closet in the mudroom. As soon as Lily reached one hundred, I heard her call, Give it up, Jake! I know you’re in the mudroom! When I was It, Lily cheated.

Jake and Lily are twin brother and sister. All their lives, they've done everything together, and every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to the train station where they were born

Customers who bought this item also bought. Jake and Lily are twin brother and sister. All their lives, they've done everything together, and every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to the train station where they were born.

The first thing that made me interested to read this book is the author.

Jake and Lily are twins. The first thing that made me interested to read this book is the author. I enjoyed how wonderful Jerry Spinelli captivates the feeling of eleven-years-old kids. This book is written like a journal and you get to slip inside Jake and Lily's head. At first, I was more interested in Jake’s POV.

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

I felt like I missed the first half of a great movie. I tore my Pop-Tart out of the toaster and ate it on my bike. I waited as long as I could-about thirty seconds-and pedaled for Meeker Street. I could see the word from a block away, but even when I pulled up close I couldn’t believe it. It was painted across the wall of the clubhouse in thick yellow letters: SOOP Soop must have put the roof on yesterday, because the clubhouse looked finished-if finished is the word.

Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is an American writer of children's novels that feature adolescence and early adulthood. He is best known for Maniac Magee, Stargirl and Wringer. Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16, his love of sports inspired him to compose a poem about a recent football victory, which his father published in the local newspaper without his knowledge.

Jake and Lily, Spinelli, Jerry. Варианты приобретения. Описание: Now in paperback, the incredible story about how not fitting in might just lead to an incredible life-from renowned Newbery winning author Jerry Spinelli.

Talk about Jake and Lily


Clonanau
Growing up, I read my fair share of Jerry Spinelli books, such as "Loser", "Manic Magee", and "Stargirl". So while searching through his other works, I came across this interesting-sounding premise. While I'm an only child, the idea of twins who can practically read each other's thoughts sounded cool (and I've heard of such a thing happening in real life).

Jake and Lily are twin brother and sister. All their lives, they've done everything together, and every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to the train station where they were born. Their bond is so strong that they even seem to share the same thoughts, and/or feel things the other is feeling, even when miles apart. But as they get older, their parents decide it's time to give them separate bed rooms...then soon after, Jake falls in with the neighborhood cool kids. Will Jake submit to peer pressure and bully the new kid in town? And can Lily adjust to a life without her brother constantly around? And will their "psychic" bond ever return to them, at a time when they seem to be drifting further apart?

This book seemed rather unique to me, in the sense that it's one of the most leisurely paced stories I've read. The chapters jump back and forth between the siblings as they tell their side of the situations they find themselves in. There's no real "villain" or anything here (the gang of bullies comes the closest, but even they're vindicated in the end); the whole thing is just a journey of self discovery, really. But that certainly doesn't mean this book is boring--far from it. On one hand, you have Jake trying to make new friends outside of his sister, and slowly realizing their antics toward the neighborhood "goober" is wrong. On the other, you have Lily, who, with the help of her "hippie" grandpa, tries to "get a life"--discovering there ARE unique qualities to herself, and that it's okay to not do everything with her twin...and that their special bond can never truly be broken. Does their "goombla" (as they call it) ever return? Well, you'll just have to read to find out. ;)

All n' all, the story takes you back to lazy summer afternoons hanging with your friends and family, while also taking the reader on a journey of the ups and downs of growing up.
Thetalen
I am a mother of three boys (13 and a pair of 11-year old twins) and they allow me to read books to them (still!). This is one of our "family book club" picks and it was a good one. Jake and Lily are fraternal twins and the book is about how close they are (think "goombla!") and how difficult it is for Lily to find herself in the wake of her brother, Jake, separating to forge his own path with some boys in the neighborhood. The portrayal of her relationship with her grandfather, Poppy, and Jake's relationship with the neighborhood "goober," Earnest (AKA "Soop") were both special. The kids enjoyed the book for the suspense about Ernie's clubhouse. I enjoyed the book for the path Lily was journeying. I think this was a light-hearted but thoughtful treatment of the transition from childhood to adolescence.
Modimeena
This is a lovely book by Spinelli. It explores what it means to be a twin, and what it means to be yourself, even though you are a twin. As with all of Spinelli's books, themes of being outcast or bullied are explored.
Bulace
Jake and Lily are twins, but not just any twins. They have a sort of special bond that they call goombla. Goombla lets them know things about each other, like what the other is thinking. This brings them close and they are like two pieces of one whole. They do everything together, until one day after they turn 11 Jake starts hanging out with their neighbor, Bump. Lily hates Bump but as summer goes by Jake spends every single day with him. This tears Jake and Lily's relationship apart until they hardly speak. As Jake and Bump begin hanging out more, Jake beings to change. He is mean to Lily and he and his friends are constantly picking on "goobers." For a while, Jake just laughs along with the others. One day Bump takes the bullying too far and Jake begins to feel guilty. He struggles with himself as to what he should do, lose his friend and stand up for the goober, or just sit back and say nothing.

Meanwhile, Lily becomes depressed because she feels like she is losing herself. Her grandpa helps her to find a life that is not centered around her twin brother. She struggles with this because she does not want a new life; she just wants her brother back. Lily sees her brother having fun everyday while she remains miserable. She starts to think that maybe the goombla and her brother will be lost forever.

Eventually, Lily finds a new friend and Jake befriends the goober, leaving Bump behind. Will the goombla come back? Will Jake and Lily's relationship go back to the way things were? You've got to read it to find out. This is a comical book about two twins growing up and growing apart. It is written from both perspectives (every other chapter is written by Jake and every other is written by Lily). At first, this may be confusing for younger readers. However, as the book progresses the two personalities become more distinct. This makes it easier to discern whose chapter it is, and the reader does not have to flip back to the title to see.

The short chapters and simple vocabulary make for a pretty simple read. I would recommend this book for children grades 3-6. I think all types of students could enjoy this book. It is well written and the characters development is inspiring. There is just a right mix between comedy and other feelings (regret, sadness, jealousy, etc.).

I think there is a good lesson in this book about bullying. Through this book the boys bully quite a few people, but we get to know one of the kids they pick on a lot. We also get to see how this impacts Jake. He begins to realize that not only is bullying wrong, but so is standing by while someone else does the bullying. Laughing is just as much of a crime, and just because someone is different doesn't make them any less of a person. There is also a good lesson about finding yourself and being true to who you are.

As a warning to parents and teachers: In this book there are a few choice words that you may not want in your classroom or your home. They are not cuss words exactly, but some may not be comfortable with their younger children reading it. A few examples so that you can decide for yourself without buying the book are: bull, freaking, moron, crap, etc. Because there is a lot of teasing in the book there is a lot of name calling.
Hi_Jacker
This is a great book. I read it to my kids, and it led to some amazing conversations about bullying, bravery, and kindness. Highly recommended.
Ferri - My name
That was a really good book! I liked how Lily was looking for a life and then she became friends with Sydney. Twin Magic is fascinating! I would recommend this book to kids who like realistic fiction!????
MisterQweene
Nice book. Even used
Very cute story. My Irish twin son and daughter read this together on my tablet over the summer, switching off reading chapters to each other. It was a great bonding experience for them.