I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride.
Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents'' love, Louise''s chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined--sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom--and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise''s only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass''s shores and her sister''s shadow. What will it take for her to break free?
Winner, 1981 Newbery Medal Nominee, 1981 American Book Award for Children''s Literature Notable Children''s Books of 1976–1980 (ALA) 1980 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) 1981 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) Best Books of 1980 (SLJ) Best of the ''80s (BL) 1980 Children''s Editors'' Choices (BL) Outstanding Children''s Books of 1980 (NYT) Children''s Books of 1980 (Library of Congress) 1980 Children''s Books (NY Public Library) Best of the ''80s (English Journal)
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