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Jacob Have I Loved (1980)

by Katherine Paterson

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Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.
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Now that I finished the book, I can't say I particularly liked the main characters or the plot. Also the pacing skipped around timeline-wise sometimes, especially at the end, when things happened but as a sidenote that made them feel so much more distanced than I would have liked. But the writing was so well researched, so detailed in the world building, so compelling that I couldn't help but be drawn in and actively want to continue reading. ( )
  hissingpotatoes | Dec 28, 2021 |
I really enjoyed reading this. I live in Maryland and I know of a couple of islands in the Bay like the island Louise lives on. Although this book takes place in the 1930s, many of the same issues of isolation and rising waters plague these communities today. Louise may have been annoying at times, but as a mother of teenagers I found her portrayal very realistic. Especially how she never tells anyone what she wants/needs but then is resentful that she doesn't get it. Overall, it was an interesting read that let me peak in on a way of life that is quickly becoming extinct. ( )
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Katherine Patersonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Järnefelt, IrmeliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mijn, Jet van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChristinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I wish it were EMMA, but, then,
you already have two or three copies of that.
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As soon as the snow melts, I will go to Rass and fetch my mother.
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Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.

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