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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I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma – the only “normal” member of her quirky family. Emma’s well-meaning grandpa is clueless.

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Most of all, they learn that being different is quite okay and sometimes makes you very special. Her independent and indifferent life with her mother, and the structured, organized, and freakishly collective life with the Freke family.

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Dec 17, Nina rated it really liked it. She studies through to 11th grade before the book challenges her. Emma and Donatella are nothing alike and there isn’t more of a resemblance.

Emma is very happy and is surprised that her mom actually gave her something that she likes. Elizabeth Atkinson packs her novel to the top with issues. 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. When she gets a mysterious letter inviting her to the Freke family reunion, she is surprised because as far as she knew her father never knew she existed.


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Jan 20, Eugene Krabs Amberlyn rated it really liked it. Feb 15, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Emma has tons of worries about whether she made the right choice to go. A masterfully told story, I, Emma Freke will resonate with many tweens.

Though I looked more or less normal, I felt freakish on the inside. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

So when Emma’s best 12yr old Emma is the tallest girl in her school 5 ft 10 in, and her full name Emma Freke sounds like Am a freak. For Emma, most of the above are true, but kids her age tend to think they are ‘above’ her, or that she’s not very important, and I can totally say that she is partly to blame because she herself tends to hide inside her shell when confronted by other teenagers.

Open Preview See a Problem? If you like real life like stories read this book! It is a lovely moment when Emma lists the positive ways in which she takes after each side of her family. 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. It is not until she meets her long lost relatives on her fathers side that she discovers she is more than normal.


She used to be younger, shorter, and dumber. Product details File Size: Although the storyline is quite light, it still never fails to elicit empathy for Emma, as well as for teenagers like her who have difficulty fitting it. But other than the concerns over her mother dating someone gross and being passed off as the hired help rather than daughter, home-life is what it is.

Jan 27, Danielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked seeing her world through her voice. Life used to be easier for Emma. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. Jan 02, Brittany rated it it was amazing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Not Enabled Word Wise: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.