I, Emma Freke. EMMA. Sunshine State Young Reader Award ! “Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity. 3 Jun I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson is an exceptional book. Have you ever been called weird or different? Emma’s life is exceptionally hard. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma – the only ” normal” member of her quirky family. Her flighty, New Age mom seems to barely.

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And because of the change in herself, Emma’s able to change the people around her. Carolrhoda Books Publication Date: I cannot wait to read more books from you in the future! For Emma, most of the above are true, but kids her age tend to think they are ‘above’ her, or that she’s not very important, and I can totally say that she is partly to blame because she herself tends to hide inside her shell when confronted treke other teenagers.

We are all trying to find our own special place in our families and in the world.

I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

I would like to read a book that doesnt always have the same story with different people and problems. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. I used to be the tallest girl in class in my late elementary and high school days.

When Emma questions her mother about whether she was adopted, she receives and invitation to the annual Freke Family Reunion in Wisconsin. I, Emma Freke 3. One quibble with the jacket art – this girl does not look like a long and lean 6-footer to me, and I can’t imagine why Emma would jump and toss her hair in quite this odd manner.

Besides being incredibly tall and gangly, she has no friends besides her ten year old neighbor, Penelope, feels totally out of place in her middle school, and has nothing in common with her flighty, bar-hopping, going-on mother who often treats her like the help. Nothing “bad”, though – Emma’s mother has had several husbands and its implied that she doesn’t know who Emma’s father is because she’s been with so many men, but not in such a way that I would say would cause questi If the average book makes me say “eh, it was OK” then this one is below average, because I definitely wouldn’t want you to waste your time on it.

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In that aspect alone, I, Emma Freke fell a little flat for me. I just absolutely loved this book!

Penelope has two moms and it not a big deal, it simply is. Hopefully, these two extremes would help Emma choose her own path and her own spot on the grass. They always seem to think I’m playing volleyball or basketball so when I tell them I’m not really interested in sports, they say the same thing every time: It’s a very sweet story, and it definitely has a message about finding one’s true self and owning it no matter what.

Monday Book Review: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

Is it possible she’s adopted? This is a cute story about fitting in that I enjoyed very much. I really enjoyed I, Emma Freke and wasn’t bored at all.

A book that I would pass on to both my older and younger readers for very different reasons. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And that’s just in school–Emma doesn’t fit in any better at home, with her well-meaning Italian grandfather and her flighty, borderline-neglectful mom. Dec 05, Melissa i swim for oceans rated it really liked it. 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.

I just don’t know. So, she goes to a surprise invitation to attend the annual Freke Family gathering in Wisconsin. Her wacky and selfish mom owns a bead shop that Emma mostly runs.

But it can still taste real good. And if she didn’t find it impossible to talk to anyone her own age. Whe Out of all the books I’ve read recently, this was definitely one of my favorites. I loved this book; it is amazing. I for one, am definitely looking forward to future books by Elizabeth Atkinson and would encourage you to pick up I, Emma Freke as soon as you possibly can! This is a really good book for any middle schooler frreke read, and has very good word choice and exciting.


Mar 01, Jill Young rated it really liked it Shelves: She finds her voice and speaks up for what she believes to be right. While her situation is unique, it represents what all tweens go through. I didn’t for one minute believe that the first person narrator was a twelve-year-old girl even a precocious, bright one like the protagonist, Emma. Open Preview See a Problem? From the way Ms. Disclosure of Material Connection: But once she meets her fellow Frekes, things aren’t at all what she expected.

My favorite thing about this book was how much it could relate to anyone at any age. It’s sort of hard to pretend to be invisible with those sorts of looks. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma – the only “normal” member of her quirky family.

But more often than not, I realize that I can still appreciate and remember the clicks in high school and the outsiders. Thanks for commenting, Gretchen! Along the way though, Emma learns that being a Freke doesn’t mean she is actually a freak, and being her own person might be better than fitting in after all.

This book was so good! Stevie and Emma have an end of the year party the following Monday. On the night of her birthday, Donnatella gives her a practice book with work for grades I really enjoyed the humorous description of Emma’s life, and there are some really laugh-out-loud moments that some ‘teenage issues’ books do not have.