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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There’s really nothing new in here, except maybe for the Freke family reunion that showed a bunch of people acting like sheep and going with the herd. No trivia or k yet.

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Mar 01, Jill Young rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is absolutely wonderful! Not Enabled Word Wise: She doesn’t think she can fit in anywhere at home, at school, or in her town. 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.

Being abruptly thrust from her New Age free spirit mom’s guidance into her Stepford-esque family reunion allows frke to carve her own existence in between the two. As far as what sometimes turns me off to YA – is the characters.

It is not until she meets her long lost relatives on her fathers side that she discovers she is more than normal. This realistic fiction book is about Emma, an 11 year old girl, who feels like she has the weirdest smma in history.


This is absolutely wonderful.

Juvenile Fiction Juvenile Literature. Not one dull point in the story. I absolutely adore Emma! The feathers make it look like Emma is really going to take off and fly. Emma, who is just turning twelve, just doesn’t fit in with kids her age. The characters who emma supposed to be children seemed far brighter than an average child.

May 08, Gabby B. She goes because she desperately wants to find a place to belong. Emma’s father is long gone, but she has always been curious ab Middle school is a time when many kids feel freakish.

They decided to have a tutor for Emma at the library for the remainder of the year, since there was only a fteke left.

Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity.

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Although she looks like them, she still may not fit in. 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. Lists with This Book. So, she goes to a surprise invitation to attend the annual Freke Family gathering in Wisconsin.

Cancel reply Enter your comment here Emma, however, wears her freakishness on the outside. When a mysterious invitation to a family reunion for her father’s family comes in the mail, Emma decides that it’s finally time to find out who she really is and maybe, find a place to belong. So glad I picked it up! Emma is mature and brace and delightful.


I really enjoyed I, Emma Freke and wasn’t bored at all. There What kid hasn’t felt like a freak who doesn’t fit in, even without being a super-smart, six-foot sixth-grader with bright red hair?

I fell in love instantly with her Independence and honesty for her situation with her mother. So Emma’s mom sends her to the three day reunion and Emma finally feels like she belongs but does she really? Emma is sympathetic, but she’s also funny, which helps to pull the reader into her story.

A fast read about identity and freedom and self-respect, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. To view it, click here. This is a cute story about fitting in that I enjoyed very much. How is Emma so tall so young? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. She pretty much does everything possible to avoid talking with people her own age.

I, Emma Freke

Stevie had it spot on when she said that “names and words only hurt if you let them. And because of the change in herself, Emma’s able to change the people around her. This is a light and satisfying read for ages 10 to