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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She studies through to 11th grade before the book challenges her. Oct 08, Skye rated it it was amazing Shelves: Remember each day is a new day 6. Although she looks like them, she still may not fit in. Her aplomb is infectious. When she meets up with her father’s side of the family, the Frekes, Emma begins to feel like she belongs — but begins to understand the importance of being true to yourself.

Amongst the Freke’s Emma no longer stands out, and she learns a lot about her father’s side of the family and herself. I fell in love instantly with her Independence and honesty for her situation with her mother. Just an average young girl with a quirky past.

I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

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. Trivia About I, Emma Freke. See all Editorial Reviews. One person found this helpful. Then, you may recallthe daughter got a hold of it first and said I definitely had to read it.


It didn’t destract from the story. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma–the only “normal” member of her quirky family. English Choose a language for shopping. To view it, click here. Not fitting it, feeling like they don’t belong.

In that aspect alone, I, Emma Freke fell a little flat for me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A fast read about identity and freedom and self-respect, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Emma is labeled a freak because she’s almost 6 feet tall at her age. They finally get on their way and arrive at the camp grounds where Emma meets Aunt Frele, who runs the reunion each year.

Emma is mature and brace and delightful. Emma finds him before breakfast one day and they become friends. Quotes from I, Emma Freke. It had a few interesting details, but all frrke characters, including Emma herself, felt hollow and ended up being stereotypes. Emma is very happy and is surprised that her mom actually gave her something that she likes.

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Finally, a chance to meet the father she has always wondered about. SO if I haven’t thoroughly confused you with my random thoughts – I loved these characters, believable and great to read.

I, Emma Freke Embed. This book was a cute tongue-in-cheek story of a typical egocentric teenager’s dilemma: When she visits with her extended family on her father’s side, I loved how the flip got switched and she fit in and felt a part of a clan.

Elizabeth Atkinson packs her novel to the top with issues. You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.

And her only friends are the local librarian and a precocious year old adopted by the two old ladies next door. As a teacher I’ve read many books for young people and I’m happy to say that Elizabeth Atkinson has proven herself to be a superb writer on the scale of Judy Blume. What kid hasn’t felt like a freak who doesn’t fit in, even without being a emmaa, six-foot sixth-grader with bright red hair? Jan 20, Eugene Krabs Amberlyn rated it really liked it.


At the end u some sentences, she’d put both sets of punctuation, or double it. Emma faced so many challenges in the book. I really liked how she didn’t care how no one liked one of the boys Fred, but instead after everyone saying don’t talk to him she still did and the developed a great relationship, and became friends for life. A lovely little book about finding your identity and being yourself.

When Emma arrives in Wisconsin, nobody is there to pick her up. You can buy this book on Amazon avail. She discovers the t Here’s another book where I liked the idea of the story theme, plot, etc. Zack Spillane her pituitary gland in her brain. Although, my family life was on the opposite spectrum of how Emma Freke grew up, it was great to read how one A cute little MG read that I absolutely enjoyed.

When Emma questions her mother about whether she was adopted, she receives and invitation to the annual Freke Family Reunion in Wisconsin.