Jake and Lily

By SPINELLI, Jerry

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ISBN
978-0-06-028135-9 978-0-06-028136-6 978-0-06-211439-6
Publisher
HarperCollins Balzer & Bray


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3–7—Twins Jake and Lily share an extrasensory connection they call "goombla." When they are apart, they sense if one is in danger; they can't play hide-and-seek because they know where the other is hiding. The most bizarre aspect of their relationship is that since they were six, they have shared the same dream and sleepwalked to the same train station in the middle of the night on their birthday. When they awake, they are holding hands on the train platform. (They had been born minutes apart ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

Twins Jake and Lily have always shared a birthday, a room, and a special connection they call "goombla" (e.g., if Lily gets hurt, Jake feels pain). Now it’s the summer before sixth grade, and things are changing for the twins. Their parents decide they should have separate rooms (Jake is game, Lily distraught), and Jake starts hanging around with Bump Stubbins, whom Lily loathes. The story is a conversation between the t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Twins Jake and Lily have always shared a birthday, a room, and a special connection. The summer before sixth grade, their parents de...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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