Jerry Spinelli's newest book.
Jerry Spinelli's newest book.

You probably know Children's Library favorite Jerry Spinelli from his Newberry Award winning Maniac Magee, or his Newberry Honor winning Wringer. You might be a fan of his YA book  Stargirl and its sequel Love, Stargirl. Now he's back with his newest book, Jake and Lily, about twins who have a special ability.

Jake and Lily were born 11 minutes apart on a speeding train deep under the mountains in Colorado. As twins, they share an extremely special bond that they refer to as "Goombla." Jake knows when Lily is in trouble. Lily knows where Jake hides when they play hide and seek. Since the year they turned 6, every night before their birthday they sleepwalk to the train station in town and wake up at 3 a.m. in their bare feet and pajamas, sitting on a bench outside.

But things are changing. Jake doesn't want to hang out with Lily as much. He'd rather be with the boys in the neighborhood. Lily feels their Goombla slipping away. Lily's not sure she can convince her brother to hold on to their special connection much longer. What will life be like without Goombla?