“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.”
- Maud Casey
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Book Review~I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
When Emma discovers that her mom (who seems to be more of a kid than Emma is) tells her she's going to be home schooled, she figures this will help her escape from the misery of being teased for being so tall, skinny, red-haired twelve-year-old with a name that describes her when spoken aloud (am-a-freak). Being so different from her mother, Emma wonders if she's adopted. When she's invited to attend a family reunion by the Freke side of the family, she thinks everything will be explained once she meets these long lost relatives. When she arrives at the reunion, and discovers there are very specific rules and a rigid schedule to follow, she realizes there may not be as much wrong with her unstructured life as she thought.
A very cute story! Will definitely recommend it to my students!!
Thanks to Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books and NetGalley for access to this great read.