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Spinelli, Jerry.
New York : Balzer + Bray, 2012
IL 3-6, RL 3.2

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Jake and Lily are twins who have shared a special magical bond. They can read each other’s thoughts sometimes and sense when the other is in trouble.  They call this special sense “goombla”.  Now that they are eleven years old, things are changing.  Jake wants new adventures and new friends.  Lily wants things to stay the same.  Change seems to be inevitable.  This book is a conversation between Jake and Lily.  Each twin takes an alternating chapter.  Read and listen to Jake and Lily as they work out their challenges of growing up.  Will they keep their goombla?  Will their Grandfather come back?  Will Lily ever like Bump? And most important, will Jake and Lily continue to be friends.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:   Twins -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Individuality -- Fiction.
                        Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.

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