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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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SO if I haven’t thoroughly confused you with my random thoughts – I loved these characters, believable and great to read.

This is an enlightening book that has you rooting for the main character Emma! Media I, Emma Freke. And to top it all off, her last name is Freke. Product details File Size: It is a journey of self-realization in twelve-year-old Emma, who lives with her eccentric mother and nonno and hates her name because it sounds like “Am a Freak”.

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Will be using this a literature discussion book with my 6th grade class. Emma has never meet her father and knows nothing about his family. So, she goes to a surprise invitation to attend the annual Freke Family gathering in Wisconsin. This was one of those books with funny characters and funnier moments that I love. Will they be nice?

I, Emma Freke

When Emma questions her mother about whether she was adopted, she receives and invitation to the annual Freke Family Reunion in Wisconsin. It’s all told from Emma’s point of view, and the author freme a great job of sucking the reader right in and feeling what Emma is feeling But then I had to remember the point of view was from a twelve year old girl.


Next Post zinc alloy: Donatella owns a bead shop but Emma does most of the work. Emmz groups would enjoy this cute little read at any time of the year.

As far as what sometimes turns me off to YA – is the characters. Whe Out of all the books I’ve read recently, this was definitely one of my favorites.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although she looks like them, she still may not fit in. 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!

Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal Gr Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity. I liked seeing her world through her voice. Emma wishes for a family with structure and love. I just absolutely loved this book! She feels fortunate fgeke Stevie allows her to borrow camping gear.

Emma’s well-meaning grandpa is clueless.

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Feb 23, Rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson. Ekma lives with her mother Donatella, her grandfather Nonno and his old dog, eggplant.

Oh, and her father is no where to be seen, leaving her to wonder who she really is. While her situation is unique, it represents what all tweens go through. Emma’s mum wasn’t the best – she acted like a petulant teen most of the time – but I liked that she had her back when it mattered.


She is a very strong dreke who doesn’t realize how brave she is until she has someone to stand up for, because she never stood up for herself. Smart, shy, and nearly six feet tall, Emma struggles to fit in at school, so she jumps at the opportunity to “home school” until that too turns into another of mom’s half-baked ideas. I totaly reccomed it for people who like drama books but not to much drama. I felt that that was unnecessary just because I think the point would have come across the same without the ‘!!

Now let’s start with my opinions on the book — the first thing I noticed was that Atkinson used a lot of exclamation points and question marks. Ema, Emma Freke is a wonderful, descriptive, very realistic book. Apr k, Melissa L rated it it was amazing.

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How someone feels left out, unwanted, invisible to the entire world, and then finds people emam actually care about her. August 1, Sold by: In addition to Emma, some of the Freke cousins provide a healthy dose of entertainment. Share your thoughts with other customers. I, Emma Freke is a sweet coming-of-age story that I can honestly say I’ve heard nothing about before.

Oct 08, Skye rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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?