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  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • Jacob Have I Loved
  • Katherine Paterson
  • English
  • 09 December 2019

Jacob Have I Loved[Reading] ➽ Jacob Have I Loved By Katherine Paterson – Essayreview.co.uk Esau have I hated Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick and tired of her beautiful twin Caroline Ever since they were born, Caroline has been the pretty one, the talented one, the better sister Even now, Carol Esau have I hated Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick and tired of her beautiful twin Caroline Ever since they were born, Caroline has been the pretty one, the talented one, the better sister Even now, Caroline seems to take everything Louise s friends, their parents love, her dreams for the futureFor once in her life, Louise wants to be the special one But in order to do that, she must first figure out who she is and find Jacob Have PDF or a way to make a place for herself outside her sister s shadow.


About the Author: Katherine Paterson

From author s website People are always asking me questions I don t have answers for One is, When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman Today I want very much to be a writer But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a Jacob Have PDF or missionary When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of childrenAnother question I can t answer is, When did you begin writing I can t remember I know I began reading when I was four or five, because I couldn t stand not being able to I must have tried writing soon afterward Fortunately, very few samples of my early writing survived the eighteen moves I made before I was eighteen years old I say fortunately, because the samples that did manage to survive are terrible, with the single exception of a rather nice letter I wrote to my father when I was seven We were living in Shanghai, and my father was working in our old home territory, which at the time was across various battle lines I missed him very much, and in telling him so, I managed a piece of writing I am not ashamed of to this dayA lot has happened to me since I wrote that letter The following year, we had to refugee a second time because war between Japan and the United States seemed inevitable During World War II, we lived in Virginia and North Carolina, and when our family s return to China was indefinitely postponed, we moved to various towns in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, before my parents settled in Winchester, VirginiaBy that time, I was ready to begin college I spent four years at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, doing what I loved best reading English and American literature and avoiding math whenever possibleMy dream of becoming a movie star never came true, but I did a lot of acting all through school, and the first writing for which I got any applause consisted of plays I wrote for my sixth grade friends to act outOn the way to becoming a missionary, I spent a year teaching in a rural school in northern Virginia, where almost all my children were like Jesse Aarons I ll never forget that wonderful class A teacher I once met at a meeting in Virginia told me that when she read Bridge to Terabithia to her class, one of the girls told her that her mother had been in that Lovettsville sixth grade I am very happy that those children, now grown up with children of their own, know about the book I hope they can tell by reading it how much they meant to meAfter Lovettsville, I spent two years in graduate school in Richmond, Virginia, studying Bible and Christian education then I went to Japan My childhood dream was, of course, to be a missionary to China and eat Chinese food three times a day But China was closed to Americans in , and a Japanese friend urged me to go to Japan instead I remembered the Japanese as the enemy They were the ones who dropped the bombs and then occupied the towns where I had lived as a child I was afraid of the Japanese, and so I hated them But my friend persuaded me to put aside those childish feelings and give myself a chance to view the Japanese in a new wayIf you ve read my early books, you must know that I came to love Japan and feel very much at home there I went to language school, and lived and worked in that country for four years I had every intention of spending the rest of my life among the Japanese But when I returned to the States for a year of study in New York, I met a young Presbyterian pastor who changed the direction of my life once again We were married in I suppose my life as a writer really began in The Presbyterian church asked me to write some curriculum materials for fifth and sixth graders Since the church had given me a scholarship to study and I had married instead of going back to work in Japan, I felt I owed them something for their m.


10 thoughts on “Jacob Have I Loved

  1. says:

    This book should be read without the presentiment that the heroine is going to be heroic, selfless, lovely, or even pleasant.To judge the book based on that is to completely miss the point of this novel.No, Sara Louise isn t a pleasant heroine She is eaten up with neglect, bitterness, jealousy, and it s difficult to tell whether she hasself loathing or loathing for anything or anyone who isn t herself, at least for childhood through adolescence.With that said, it is vitally important that This book should be read without the presentiment that the heroine is going to be heroic, selfless, lovely, or even pleasant.To judge the book based on that is to completely miss the point of this novel.No, Sara Louise isn t a pleasant heroine She is eaten up with neglect, bitterness, jealousy, and it s difficult to tell whether she hasself loathing or loathing for anything or anyone who isn t herself, at least for childhood through adolescence.With that said, it is vitally important that this book exist I can t think of a single book I had throughout school that had such a heroine or hero, and which carried such a message or perspective No, the books were about the Carolines people who were pretty and or talented, so very different and special, meant for so much , and by work they eventually earn their happy endings And in those books, the Wheezes maybe got some redemptive character arc that is meant only to support the primary heroine s character arc from struggle to triumph.And since I just finished an entire novel from the perspective of the lesser sister, that disgusts me Don t get me wrong there was not a single moment reading this novel where I was not acknowledging the fact that the image I was given through Sara Louise s eyes had a greater slant than your average flying buttress However That is important It is important that we not fetishize the outcast in our literature and let s be perfectly honest, how the hell many books exist that tell us It s good, preferable to be weird, to be the outcast, to be strange and unlike anyone else Except that s hard, lonely, isolating, and the normal populace will always still choose the Carolines over the Wheezes among us.Which brings us to question the heroine s value Where is she being Sara Louise, the heroine we wish to see redeemed on a cold night, wondering as she wanders, and where is she Wheeze, so eaten up with hatred of her own sister and mother and everyone else that she will destroy her lotion and scream that she doesn t want to go to the boarding school she d been saving and saving for just because she wants to be alone when she really doesn t It s complicated, and that s the value being a girl is complicated, self loathing is complicated, and trying to love yourself and your family is complicated.There aren t perfect characters in this novel Wheeze is a chore, but you are a liar if you say you didn t think Grandma was a bitch You re also a liar if you didn t feel at least a tiny bit of sympathy for her when Louise did.I was assigned this book as an English Education major in a class on Adolescent Lit, looking forward to novels and classes This is a great novel for paying attention to perspective This is a great novel for looking at the value of a novel even when the main character isn t pleasant, because not every main character is meant to be pleasant.I d reccommend this book to anyone with the ability to process that novels with unpleasant characters can still be fantastic novels, filled with well crafted characters

  2. says:

    I read this book several times as a teen I was drawn to the story of the two sisters I found myself both disturbed and fascinated by the cleft between them, and nursed Sarah Louise s injustices as if they were my own I was also captivated by the beautiful imagery and the setting along the Chesapeake Bay that was, to me, strange and fascinating.Recently I returned to the book, reading it for the first time as an adult It was a completely different experience It became a story about how we pe I read this book several times as a teen I was drawn to the story of the two sisters I found myself both disturbed and fascinated by the cleft between them, and nursed Sarah Louise s injustices as if they were my own I was also captivated by the beautiful imagery and the setting along the Chesapeake Bay that was, to me, strange and fascinating.Recently I returned to the book, reading it for the first time as an adult It was a completely different experience It became a story about how we perceive ourselves, and how intricately that is linked to how we believe we are perceived by others I saw how Sarah Louise s perception of reality becomes what is real to her It shapes the decisions she makes, how she defines herself, how she relates to her sister As a teen reader, I failed to see the growth and resolution that come into Sarah Louise s life when she learns to set aside her perceptions and accept what is the truth Once she finally listens to the Captain telling her, You don t need anything given to you, and then accepts her parent s love for what it really is, she is free to leave her island home and find herself, and her destiny.Destiny might seem a strong word to use Sarah Louise herself is furious when Joseph Wojtkiewicz suggests that her arrival in the mountain locked Appalachian community she eventually calls home has been predestined But there is a wholeness and beauty to Sarah Louise s life, a calmness and completeness that is unmistakable And echoing that is the cycle of life and death that is repeated in the images of the crabs, in the story Sarah Louise s birth, and in the death and life that occur in the book s final scenes.I think Patterson expects a lot from her teen readers As the story begins, an adult Sarah Louise acknowledges, Life begins to turn upside down at thirteen I know that now That is not something I could have understood as I teenager, at least not with the same perspective as Sarah Louise I was still there Now it is different Now I read those words and feel a pang in my chest because I know how true they are But I m glad I had the experience of reading this book both as a teenager and as an adult It made Sarah Louise s storymeaningful and poignant to be able to see it both as she experienced it, and as she processed it later in life

  3. says:

    This book embarrassed me a little It embarrassed methan a little I m no stranger to self pity and talking myself into not doing things.It is also embarrassing because it is cloying and whiney.Louise nicknamed Wheeze slumps in the shadowed footsteps of her twin sister, Caroline Caroline is very clever Wheeze is not a sexy nickname She totally eliminated the competition with that strategic strategy The fam and Caroline, as well as their whole island, love everything about Caroline, a This book embarrassed me a little It embarrassed methan a little I m no stranger to self pity and talking myself into not doing things.It is also embarrassing because it is cloying and whiney.Louise nicknamed Wheeze slumps in the shadowed footsteps of her twin sister, Caroline Caroline is very clever Wheeze is not a sexy nickname She totally eliminated the competition with that strategic strategy The fam and Caroline, as well as their whole island, love everything about Caroline, anyway You know those soap opera actresses who do something evil And they grin evilly over the shoulder of the hot guy shoulder they are crying on As the good girl looks on helplessly Louise does the dirty work to put food on the table crab fishing, mostly I get that the family were awful Her best only friend if anyone didn t see him falling for Caroline coming dead end roads off, they weren t paying attention to the whole premise of Caroline Louise , Call, doesn t seem to really like her either It s all very depressing And weird She develops a crush on a man older than her grandmother The grandmother is the biggest beyotch in the book The methodist stuff was heaped on way too much for my tastes not that it was methodist Just the goody two shoes religious y aspect It s just that Methodist was name dropped an awful lot So it s depressing and weird and She was soooooo whiney The You don t need people to hand stuff to you message was tacked on Louise didn t exhibit any spunk I didn t believe that much that she stops letting her family belittle her to keep her on as their caretaker for life coming out of nowhere More, please She also becomes a doctor and finds a husband with three kids pretty damned instantly After tons and tons of whining There should have been a fairer ratio, I say.Caroline was never anything but a figure of in the distance perfectness and tongue wagging This was supposed to be a twin book What the hell gives Why did I write a whole review for I should ve just said A really bad episode of Avonlea but told from the perspective of the evil twin instead of the spunky little girl who gets the old twin with a man and out of the thumb of the bitter spinster twin Annoyingly quaint.P.s I forgot to mention the freaking weird hand lotion incident What the fuck was that P.s.s I pictured the beloved captain to look like THIS

  4. says:

    I remember loving this book as a kid, so I picked it up the other day I m not exactly sure why I liked it so much, because this time around I didn t find it nearly entertaining Also I didn t feel sorry for Louise this time around most everything Caroline got that Louise didn t was due to Louise s inability to speak up, or because her attempts to get something for herself completely backfired due to her passive aggressive ways of doing so.Also, I must say, I got a little wigged out when she hu I remember loving this book as a kid, so I picked it up the other day I m not exactly sure why I liked it so much, because this time around I didn t find it nearly entertaining Also I didn t feel sorry for Louise this time around most everything Caroline got that Louise didn t was due to Louise s inability to speak up, or because her attempts to get something for herself completely backfired due to her passive aggressive ways of doing so.Also, I must say, I got a little wigged out when she hugged the Captain and that incident began her sexual awakening I mean, what I also thought it was interesting that religion was shown to make Louise pretty miserable but there was never any follow up on that I suppose this wasn t the sort of vehicle for any sort of anti religious or anti god agenda, but it really upset me to see someone so tortured by words from the bible and then have no conclusion to mark those words as, ya know, something besides a curse from god Maybe that s why I used to like this book back in seventh grade I was in Catholic school

  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here THE STUPIDEST BOOK EVER WHAT WERE THE NEWBERY PEOPLE THINKING You may be taking a dislike to me at this minute for criticizing the great and mighty prodigy that is Katherine Patterson I accept that my opinion is not popular It makes me feel special I just have never liked Katherine Patterson If I read a book by her that garnersthan two stars however unlikely I believe in miracles, though , don t expect me to apologize for this This book is one of the only books that I, the so THE STUPIDEST BOOK EVER WHAT WERE THE NEWBERY PEOPLE THINKING You may be taking a dislike to me at this minute for criticizing the great and mighty prodigy that is Katherine Patterson I accept that my opinion is not popular It makes me feel special I just have never liked Katherine Patterson If I read a book by her that garnersthan two stars however unlikely I believe in miracles, though , don t expect me to apologize for this This book is one of the only books that I, the soft and plushy book lover, am firm about hating Now, let s talk about the book.This story centers around a selfish, silly girl named Sarah who HATES her grandmother, her sister, and God Actually, it starts out as an uncomfortable dislike, but quickly morphs into a hairy beast of evil.1 Her sisterCaroline is her twin sister, and because of Sarah s intense jealousy, is portrayed as a snob by Sarah Caroline may have wronged Sarah several times, but please, Caroline is her sister, for goodness sake Caroline probably cares about Sarah Sarah is wayresponsible for the rift between them, because she never seems to think Caroline is worth trying to understand.2 Her GrandmaSarah s crazy old Grandma disturbs her, and that is probably the only part of Sarah I understand It s strange, that because Grandma has a bible, Sarah seems to to think this is what faith looks like She doesn t think her Grandma is a source of wisdom at all, until her Grandma references a bible verse that Sarah completely misinterprets to prove her ignorant theory that God hates her, otherwise if He had, she would have had a perfect life That s the title Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated Which leads to the 3rd item,3 GodWhat can I say She rejected God because He s above her human weakness, and perfect, just like she thinks her sister is.4 Assorted other itemsHer crush on that eighty year old man grossed me out xPWhy does she get mad at her sister for stealing a man she doesn t even like Her sister also supposedly steals her parents, but Sarah finds out she doesn t like her parents a great deal, anyway.At the end, when she delivers those twins, she feels so heroic for making sure the healthier baby just like she was isn t neglected while she is taking care of the smaller babe like her sister was Omigosh That ensures the babies will get equal amounts of attention and love from their parents She s saved a child from having to go through a pitiful, neglected childhood like hers, that poor, tormented, self righteous child that she was Good job, you have just established a false sense of closure even though you still hate those people Thus ends my tirade update I just found out that in the book, Sarah tends to go by her middle name, Louise Whatever What kind of book is it that I m so distracted by its suckiness I forget her name

  6. says:

    I do love Katherine Paterson I don t really know what to make of this book I don t know if I have seen a main character who seems to know herself in some ways and be so lost in others She is crippled by the shadow of her talented twin sister She is also a tom boy and wants to be able to do a man s job I guess after going through this, I don t really know what the point was and what it s trying to share with us It does turn out ok for Wheeze and I don t know I did love that it takes place I do love Katherine Paterson I don t really know what to make of this book I don t know if I have seen a main character who seems to know herself in some ways and be so lost in others She is crippled by the shadow of her talented twin sister She is also a tom boy and wants to be able to do a man s job I guess after going through this, I don t really know what the point was and what it s trying to share with us It does turn out ok for Wheeze and I don t know I did love that it takes place on an island off the Balti Harbor They talk about the Balti Sun and other things that I know I enjoyed learning about the island culture in the 40s That part of the book was great.Her grandmother is a villain She was terrible I simply don t know what to take away from this book really The characters were good and the situations were real I didn t sense direction from the book I don t know, something felt missing to me It s an interesting read and there are some hard things in the story I went ahead and gave this an extra star because it s written by Katherine, otherwise I would have given it 2 stars It is well written I guess it is a strange book I need to think about it

  7. says:

    I must have read this girlhood favorite a dozen times, the tears dropping onto the pages regardless of how familiar the words and storyline had become Something about Sara Louise s intense sibling rivalry and inability to recognize her parents love for her spoke to me, a second child who frequently felt overshadowed by my older brother Her earnest desire for God s love amidst fear of His disapproval also reflected my search to feel God s love for me in all my messy imperfection.20 years have I must have read this girlhood favorite a dozen times, the tears dropping onto the pages regardless of how familiar the words and storyline had become Something about Sara Louise s intense sibling rivalry and inability to recognize her parents love for her spoke to me, a second child who frequently felt overshadowed by my older brother Her earnest desire for God s love amidst fear of His disapproval also reflected my search to feel God s love for me in all my messy imperfection.20 years have passed since my last reading It almost embarassed me that the rawness of her emotions still pulled tear after tear from my eyes Her blindness to the love of her parents struck mestrongly, along with her slowness in recognizing her ability to change her situation That is part of the essence of all true tragedy, though as humans we see through a glass, darkly, imperfectly, and cause the majority of our own sorrow

  8. says:

    I absolutely hated this book It doesn t even give you the satisfaction of seeing Miss Perfect Goldilocks get hers in the end or at least, seeing her admit what a hell she made for her sister.I really don t understand why this received the Newberry I read it because I felt I had missed something but now I wished I hadn t Books tend to become part of your soul and this one gave and continues to give me the creeps The most depressing story I ve ever read in my life.

  9. says:

    From the author of the wonderfully imaginative Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob I Have Loved, targeted at older readers, is a really profound and impressive story about the futility of sibling rivalry and the importance of family unity From the author of the wonderfully imaginative Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob I Have Loved, targeted at older readers, is a really profound and impressive story about the futility of sibling rivalry and the importance of family unity

  10. says:

    I loved reading this book with my daughter and seeing it both through her eyes and mine, from the parent and the child s point of view I felt the injustice of Caroline s special treatment and how it affected Sara Louise, the pain of being the unloved child, the adaptable one that s easy to ignore I could so relate to my own life, slipping through the cracks when I wouldn t speak up for myself At times I wanted to shake Caroline for being so selfish and taking so much away from her sister.But I loved reading this book with my daughter and seeing it both through her eyes and mine, from the parent and the child s point of view I felt the injustice of Caroline s special treatment and how it affected Sara Louise, the pain of being the unloved child, the adaptable one that s easy to ignore I could so relate to my own life, slipping through the cracks when I wouldn t speak up for myself At times I wanted to shake Caroline for being so selfish and taking so much away from her sister.But another part of me saw that many of her parents injustices were only perceived and that much of Sara Louise s insecurities were typical teenage girl This isn t a story of Wheeze getting back for years of mistreatment, but a story of her learning to love herself Once she learned to stop sacrificing what many times wasn t even asked of her and to push for her own dreams, she could be happy.The story reminded me a lot of Chinese culture, how they train their children to think highly of themselves and put themselves out there because there isn t anyone else out there to love them as much as themselves It s in stark contrast to American virtues of loving others above ourselves Caroline reminded me of the Chinese values, speaking up for herself, and Sara Louise of American values, sacrificing ourself for others There has to be a happy medium in there, defending our own interests while we look out for the benefit of others too, a way to love others and love ourselves too, a time to sacrifice and a time to stick your ground.It s a beautiful story of the pain of growing up I loved the full circle message at the end And I loved that my daughter stopped reading mid sentence to point out the similarities to me

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