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Book Review of Jacob Have I Loved

Jacob Have I Loved
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Helpful Score: 5

I remember reading this book when I was 14 and I adored it! This is a great book for any pre-teen to early teen (11-15) girl who feels like she doesn't belong and no one appreciates her. (I know, I know, that's all of them at that age).

The title refers to the biblical passage where God said "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Louise (the main character and narrator) identifies with Esau. She is the older twin, but her younger sister is the golden one.

This is the story of Louise's coming of age, coming to grips with her jelousy of her sister, and finding her place in the world.