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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I know Emma is supposed to be an exceptionally bright girl, but I thought the way she was acting and talking, Atkinson ema have made her older. To add to her humiliation is her last name, Freke, which is pronounced like freak.

So, she goes to a surprise invitation to attend the annual Freke Family gathering in Wisconsin. I received this book free from the publisher through the Net Galley review bloggers program.

You’ll find new content here nearly every day–so visit often! Open Preview See a Emmx Best of all is that we see, through Emma, that being different can be a very good thing.

This book is absolutely wonderful! From the way Ms. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it’s better ema be her own “freak” than someone else’s Freke.

Donatella owns a bead shop but Emma does most of the work. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Setting, genre, and recommendation Setting: If you like real life like stories read this book!

I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson – FictionDB

May 08, Gabby B. And then of course there’s that name, which her mother didn’t bother to say aloud before writing it on the fre,e certificate. This is a really fun book. I felt that that was freeke just because I think the point would have come across the same without the ‘!! So Emma’s mom sends her to the rmma day reunion and Emma finally feels like she belongs but does she really?


It also sort of affects the ‘making friends’ part because teenagers are almost always intimidated by my height, and their first impression of me is always ‘bitchy’ or ‘snobbish’ even if I’m none of those things. We are all trying to find our own special place in our families and in the world.

Dec 05, Melissa i swim for oceans rated it really liked it. Aside from the creke characters in this book, I loved the writing. And that although it may be difficult, we can summon strength from inside ourselves when the going gets tough—and that strength can change things for the better, in our own lives as well as the lives of those around us. Also, my skin gets a little itchy by the way Italian Americans are often portrayed freie books and movies.

I, Emma Freke – Book Review

treke I loved the message the story had and I probably read it in a total of one and a half hours, give or take a little.

I loved the plot, the voice, and the characters are thoroughly detailed freoe are virtually human. Is it possible she’s adopted?

Emma wishes for a family with structure and love. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Emma’s well-meaning grandpa is clueless. I, Emma Freke is a middle-grade novel by author Elizabeth Atkinson.

I, Emma Freke – Book Review

Emma risks the condemnation of the tyrannical matriarch Pat Freke, as well as her newfound friends, in order to hang out with the black sheep of the family, a kid who stands out among the Frekes as much as Emma did among her classmates back home.


Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Emma faced so many challenges in the book.

Aug 09, Read Between the Pages rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The Freke family’s lock-step style isn’t realistic, but their kindness to Emma is warm, and it’s easy to see how compelling it is to feel a sense of belonging for the first time in her life. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma – the only “normal” member of her quirky family.

Jan 24, noahrosenberg33 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Emma has tons of worries about whether she made the right choice to go. How many pages are in it?

Katie There are pages in I, Emma Freke. Overwhelmed With Holiday Shopping? I liked seeing her world through her voice. The articles on this blog are for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as medical, financial, or any other kind of professional advice.

Emma lives with her mother Smma, her grandfather Nonno and his old dog, eggplant. It was a quick read, though, so that was relief.

Although, my family life was on the opposite spectrum of how Emma Freke grew up, it was great to read how one girl is completely affected by the ways of her mother and grandfather. Penelope comes back from her birthday vacation with her birthday gift — a new sister! Constrain to simple back and forward steps.