Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity. Just 12, bright and. I, Emma Freke. EMMA · Sunshine State Young Reader Award ! “Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity. I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson is an exceptional book. Have you ever been called weird or different? Emma’s life is exceptionally hard.
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To read the full review over at The Book Buff, click here: This book made me laugh from the first mention of ‘I, Emma Freke’ up until its last pages. It is not until she meets her long lost relatives on her fathers side that she discovers she is more than normal.
She studies through to 11th grade before the book challenges her. Quotes from I, Emma Freke. Emma lives with her mother Donatella, her grandfather Nonno and his old dog, eggplant. She wonders if she’s adopted like her friend, Penelope, a nine-year-old from Liberia, who lives with her two mothers across the street and urges Emma to find her “joylah.
Everything is just exaggerated enough to make it clear it’s a summer novel and not to be taken hugely seriously – so although Emma’s mom is problematic with her numerous boyfriends, her Italian grandpa and his elderly dog are goofy and lovable. Emma may have found people that look like her, but does she really want to be like them? Dec 28, Brandy rated it liked it Shelves: A masterfully told story, I, Emma Freke will resonate with many tweens. This book was just released November of last year, and I urge you to go get a copy of this one.
She used to be younger, shorter, and dumber. But surprises await Emma, and she’s not sure if being someone else’s Freke is right for her. Penelope comes back from her birthday vacation with her birthday gift — a new sister!
Though Emma isn’t adopted she simply takes after her father’s side of the family. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Stevie and Emma have an end of the year party the following Monday.
Nevertheless, I, Emma Freke is a very nice story. Emma was placed in two extremes: Not one dull point in the story. Emma’s well-meaning grandpa is clueless. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma—the only “normal” member of her quirky family.
Will be using this a literature discussion book with my 6th grade class. Most of all, they learn that being different is quite okay and sometimes makes you very special.
It was actually quite good. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma–the only “normal” member of her quirky family.
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Emma is a typical teenager…with a few exceptions of course. When Wanda drives Emma home, they stop for a bite to eat.
Apr 04, Melissa Roach rated it it was amazing. Jan 24, noahrosenberg33 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Next Post zinc alloy: 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.
Refreshing real emotions with such great characters. Just an average young girl with a quirky past. I really thought it was interesting how the book pointed out how even people that are different can still be exclusive, like in groups and cliques.
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For example, in most book there is a girl who has numerous flaws and she has to face it. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson – FictionDB
Middle school is a time when many kids feel freakish. It is a journey of self-realization in twelve-year-old Emma, eemma lives with her eccentric mother and nonno and hates her name because it sounds like “Am a Freak”.
She’s too tall to blend, she’s more comfortable with customers than those her own age, and she’s certain that meeting the rest of her distant family will solidify her status as a freak forever.
Maybe other librarians would find it possible to do? This was a good read. My favorite part of writing for tweens is connecting with young readers and aspiring writers.
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So glad I picked it up! Hardcoverpages. Emma was a gem.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I, Emma Freke is about a 6th grade girl who desperately wants to fit in, however she has bright red hair, is really smart, and is almost six feet tall.
It’ hard to find a e,ma that for a 6th – 8th grader that someone does not die and is interesting. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Emma grows a lot through the book, from being shy and insecure, to finding that she’s great the way she is. Oh, and her father is no where to be seen, leaving her to wonder who she really is.