Friday, September 27, 2013

"A heartwarming book about twins that have learned a lot about themselves over the summer..." ~Jocelyn

Jake and Lily are twins.

Even though they seem pretty different, they feel exactly the same, almost like two halves of one person. When one of them gets hurt, the other can feel it. They can communicate without words. And mysteriously, every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to a train station in the middle of the night.

But the year they turn eleven, everything changes. Their parents announce it's time for separate bedrooms, and Jake starts hanging out with a pack of boys on the block. Lily is devastated—not to mention really, really mad. And as she struggles to make friends and get a life apart from her twin, Jake finds himself dealing with a neighborhood bully and has to decide what kind of person he really is.

Jocelyn says:
"Jake and Lily wrote this book together- but that shouldn't come as a surprise when you know they are 11 year old twins. They take turns writing chapters about their summer.   Twins close enough to know when the other is hurt or in trouble- how cool is that?

It is summertime and Lily would like life to go on like this forever- but Jake needs a bit of freedom, and joins a group of neighborhood boys, much to Lily's dismay.  Left in the dust, Lily is furious at her brother and the world. Lucky for her, their grandfather has moved to town and is a great source of solace, wisdom and fudge ripple ice cream.

As Lily struggles with the new normal, Jake has to decide what he believes in, too.  It's easy to let the group leader poke fun at a new kid- but can Jake stand up for what he believes in when it comes down to it?

A heartwarming book about twins that have learned a lot about themselves over the summer- their parents should be proud."

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