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Jacob Have I Loved

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 29,038 Ratings and 2,131 Reviews

Book Description

"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends,... More
Book Information
BindingLibrary Binding (49 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages224
Publication Date11/11/1980
The Creators
About Katherine Paterson (Author) : Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels.... more
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7/29/2014 Howard Randall Smith said: One of my all-time favorites!
tags: I recommend, I read

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10/24/2011 Carmela Martino tagged as: I read

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10/15/2011 Allison Hunter-Frederick said:
Katherine Paterson is one of my favorite authors, but Jacob Have I Loved is not one of my favorite books. The descriptive sections drag like a textbook with its descriptions of Rass Island and the crabbing industry. The book picks up when we are introduced to Louise, her closest friend, and her fami... more

tags: Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

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1/25/2010 Kelli Williamson said: Jacob Have I Loved was about two twin sisters. One of the twins gets treated differently than her sister does. I loved reading this book in middle school.
tags: I recommend

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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I read

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6/27/2008 Holly Cupala tagged as: Inspired me

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7/30/2007 Sara Holmes tagged as: I Read, I recommend, Inspired me

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