Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jacob Have I Loved

Photograph by: Amber Murray
Penned By: Katherine Paterson

Twins are an intriguing topic and are a common subject in literature. Often twins are seen as almost mystically connected and two halves of one person. Jacob Have I Loved takes the biblical tact and tells a story of twin sisters who are more disconnected than cats and dogs.  If you've ever been that person that is never "cared for", simply because you're capable of taking care of yourself - this is the book for you. One sister coddled and cared for since birth learns to take for herself and the other left to fend for herself, learns to sacrifice. Is it as the "hated" sister sees it? Or is their hardworking parents love equal but different? Step into a world of 70 years ago on a tiny island and discover that family was just as complicated then as it is now.

Quote: "At bedtime Caroline finally remembered that she had a sister."

Genus: Literary Minded

Era: Everyone

Difficulty: 2
Determination: Casual Read

Series: No

Film: Yes, made for TV in 1989

Your type of tale? Try these: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle, My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews (Era: Older is Better)

What do you think of my suggested books? Are there other books you would suggest more?

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