!!> Reading ➼ Jacob Have I Loved ➵ Author Katherine Paterson – 1sm.info

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 returne 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 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 ther 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 me 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 Future.For 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 A Way To Make A Place For Herself Outside Her Sister S Shadow. 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. 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 t Lines that I loved It would have been harder to stay away and imagine what people were staying about me than to go and face them.How could I face a lifetime of passive waiting For a moment is our sorrow Joy forever in the sky.But to fear is one thing To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.Annoyance drove out panic.But I was not a generous person I couldn t afford to be Call was my only friend If I gave him up to the Captain, I d have no one.She would not fight with Lines that I loved It would have been harder to stay away and imagine what people were staying about me than to go and face them.How could I face a lifetime of passive waiting For a moment is our sorrow Joy forever in the sky.But to fear is one thing To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.Annoyance drove out panic.But I was not a generous person I couldn t afford to be Call was my only friend If I gave him up to the Captain, I d have no one.She would not fight with me Perhaps that was the thing that made me hate her most.Som 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 ea 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 und Jacob Have I Loved


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 missionary When I was twenty, I wanted t 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 missionary When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of children.Another 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 day.A 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, Virginia.By 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 possible.My 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 out.On 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 me.After 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 1957, 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 way.If 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 1962.I suppose my life as a writer really began in 1964 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


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