Fraternal twins Jake and Lily were once inseparable. Now, as they enter sixth grade, that is about to change. They're not little kids anymore and Jake has decided that they can no longer be best friends.
As these humorous coming-of-age stories (there are two of them) get underway, each twin tells the tale. Jake thinks of himself as one of the neighborhood boys, prone to pranks and avoiding girls at all costs. At first Lily just feels hurt and rejected. Then she gets mad. Can she find a friend who'll be as close to her as her twin brother once was?
Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli tells a funny story with spot-on dialogue and believable characters, about twin tweens discovering that they can grow as individuals without completely growing apart.