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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Ok, maybe that was just me, but we all went through our awkward stages, and Emma is living them out in I, Emma Freke. Lerner Publishing Group Imprint: I received this book free of charge from the publisher, Lerner Publishing Group and Netgalley, in exchange frekke an honest review.

This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.

Also, Emma’s friend is adopted and has two moms, so it’s implied that they’re lesbian, but again, not in a way that would cause awkward questions from kids who aren’t in the know. Penelope and Fred are minor stars of the novel, becoming some of the MOST interesting, frele and supportive friends that I’ve seen portrayed in middle grade literature.

I Emma Freke

fgeke The muted colors are a nice change from what we so often see. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. Emma finds a welcome home party awaiting her at home. There were some parts that I felt was hurried, especially towards the ending, and I thought it would have been better if another twist was added or another chapter was written to make the story come full circle, but I guess it’s for the best to leave the story at that, and let the reader think for themselves.


It is not until she meets her long lost relatives on her fathers side that she discovers she is more than normal.

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I hope she writes a sequel, I’m left wanting to know what happens next in Emma’s life. Besides the character connection with Emma, what was truly delightful about this story was the opportunity you had to watch Emma grow into herself. I, Emma Freke is a wonderful, descriptive, very realistic book. It’s a very sweet story, and it definitely has a message about finding one’s true self and owning it no matter what.

They finally get on their way and arrive at the camp grounds where Emma meets Aunt Pat, who runs the reunion each year. Notify me of new comments via email.

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I used to be the tallest girl in class in my late elementary and high school days. Jul 19, Karly added it Shelves: Dec 17, Frdke rated it really liked it.

From reading about her very unusual home life to taking a trip to meet the entire extended family, this book was a great little read. Just a little observation.


I, Emma Freke

Books by Elizabeth Atkinson. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Feb 15, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: She is showing that the first step in not judging others starts with not judging yourself. Apr 17, Krista rated it it was ok Shelves: I would recommend this book to ages 10 and up adults too! Try new things 2. Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity.

To learn more about the book click here. I would rate it this because it was a really fun read but it was just like the other books I have read.

This was a good read. I enjoyed this book because the author, Elizabeth Atkinson, has the ability to paint a picture in your mind.

The real crisis comes when she gets an invitation to The Freke Family Reunion, and her fellow Frekes aren’t at all what she expects. Donatella owns a bead shop but Emma does most of the work. Both groups would enjoy this cute little read at any time of ema year. 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.