Jacob Have I Loved
I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride. Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from... show more
I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride. Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined -- sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom -- and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?
Publish date: January 14th 2009
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
This book started slow for me and then by the end I could see why it had won an award. What I enjoyed the most is they didn't turn Sara Louise into this sweet person because of growth, she still snaps at people, she doesn't just get as angry. I also liked that Caroline wasn't where she ended up to r...
I read this when I was a kid and too young to really get it. Rediscovered it through its essay in Shelf Discovery, and reread it in a day.Do they even write books like this anymore? Books that describe so achingly what it is to come of age, to love and hate and rage against the world. It reminded me...
Remember this book being quite profound when I read it at the age of 7. Not mention my last name was Jacobs and I thought it was a sign. Also, just the quote from the Bible: "Jacob Have I loved, Esau Have I Hated" (or something to that affect).Having a younger sister who I felt was the Jacob and I t...
Caroline is beautiful, musically gifted, and good; she is the shining star of a small town on the water. The story is told by her twin sister Louise, who is almost sick with jealousy and longing. Louise is not a flawless person, but I loved her just the same: her work-roughened hands, her terrible...
I haven't read this book since high school, so I have no idea whether it would still stand the test of time. I know that from the time I got until the time I outgrew it, I read it every single year. It was one of the few books with a central female character that I could id with. It is particular...
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