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Jake and Lily

Written & illustrated by Jerry Spinelli
Published by Balzer + Bray
5.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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What's Jake and Lily About

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This is a story about me, Lily. And me, Jake. We’re twins and we’re exactly alike. Not exactly! Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me. Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood. Right. So anyway, this is a book about goobers and supergoobers bullies clubhouses true friends things getting built and wrecked and rebuilt and about figuring out who we are. We wrote this together (sort of) so you’ll get to see both sides of our story. But you’ll probably agree with my side. You always have to have the last word, don’t you? Yes!

What Kind of Book is Jake and Lily

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  • This book addresses a lot about bullying–what it is and how to handle it. Talk to your child about Jake and the lessons he learns from both being a bully and standing up to bullies. Discuss how Ernie reacts to bullying and how Jake being a defender stops the bullying. Studies have shown that nearly 100% of the time, if a “defender” stands up to the bully and defends the victim, the bully will back down.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.25 / 7.0

The best part about this book is the lesson on bullying. Not only do you have the characters witnessing bullying, one of the main characters takes part in bullying and walks through the feelings he has after, the forgiveness he receives, the empathy he gains, and what he does to try to make up for his actions.

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Who Wrote Jake and Lily

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Jerry Spinelli
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To the kids, both grand and great-grand, who have arrived since the last list: Wesley Lulu Oli Vika Kolia

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