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Jacob Have I Loved
Jacob Have I Loved, winner of the 1981 Newberry Award, explores themes of sibling rivalry, jealousy, and being torn between desire and duty. All her life, Sara Louise has been overshadowed by her prettier, talented twin sister Caroline who calls her the distasteful nickname “Wheeze”. Caroline’s singing voice allows for a life filled with opportunities, but what can Louise do other than help with crabbing and oyster fishing? When a mysterious sea captain comes to the island, Sara Louise hopes that he will have some answer to filling the lonely, envious void that has occupied her soul for so long. Little does Louise know that only she holds the key to her own happiness. Set in the lush scenery of 1940s New England, Katherine Peterson has created relatable characters that grow, just as real people do, throughout the story.
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