Currently Reading: Jake and Lily

Jake and Lily, cover
After being engrossed by Love, Stargirl, it was only a matter of time before I read another. That time has elapsed.

What I love about Jake and Lily is how the book is page to page and sometime line to line, a dialogue between these two twins which then also becomes a conversation with the reader. This storytelling style of alternating voices and points of view building a picture of these siblings’ lives really brings deeply me into their world, especially one aspect of it: the mysterious, wondrous goombla they share. It’s fantastic how Jerry Spinelli crafts these voices to capture a quintessetial feeling of childhood, reminiscent of Stargirl and Love, Stargirl.

I’m only about 70 pages into the hardcover edition, and so far, it’s excellent; each day I look forward to spending time with Jake and Lily.

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