What a great deal on the classic coming-of-age book, Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson. This award-winning middle grade book is only $1.99 on Kindle right now.
From Goodreads: “Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin’s lost birthright.”
How well-respected is Jacob Have I Loved? Look at this list of honors:
- Newbery Medal (1981)
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee (1982)
- National Book Award Finalist for Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) (1981) & (Paperback) (1982)
I’ve read more than 100 Newbery winners or honor titles, and this ranks right up there with the best of them. I adored this book growing up.
One of my favorite quotes from a book comes from Jacob Have I Loved: “I used to try to decide which was the worst month of the year. In the winter I would choose February. I had it figured out that the reason God made February short a few days was because he knew that by the time people came to the end of it they would die if they had to stand one more blasted day.”
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