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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The book, along with its funny title, is a joyful experience for anyone of all ages. Showing of 56 reviews. But surprises await Emma, and she’s not sure if being someone else’s Freke is right for her. Emmz hard to find a book that for a 6th – 8th grader that someone does not die and is interesting.

They finally get on their way and arrive at the camp grounds where Emma meets Aunt Pat, who runs the reunion each year. Oh, and as if that isn’t bad enough, her New Age mother, Donatella, stuck her with a name that ema said slowly comes out like, “Am a Freak.

How is Emma so tall so young? Ok, maybe that was just me, but we all went through our awkward stages, and Emma is living them out in I, Emma Freke.

I, Emma Freke

When Wanda drives Emma home, they stop for a bite to eat. At times I can relate, but sometimes I just find the characters to be too whiny or not really depicted as the age that they are really. Here’s another book where I liked the idea of the story theme, plot, etc.

A lovely little l about finding your identity and being yourself.

You won’t regret reading and re-reading this book. This is absolutely wonderful. The Freke family’s lock-step style isn’t realistic, but their kindness to Emma is warm, and it’s easy to see how j it is to feel a sense of belonging for the first time in her life.


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 j from kids who aren’t in the know.

I really enjoyed I, Emma Freke and wasn’t bored at all. Greke 20, Eugene Krabs Amberlyn rated it really liked it. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This realistic fiction book is about Emma, an 11 year old girl, who feels like she has frekee weirdest name in history.

This is a cute story about fitting in that I enjoyed very much. Both novels have year-old protagonists who are really capable daughters of single mothers who are Italian and unconventional parents. She decides to make the reunion trip—alone—to Wisconsin from her home on the east coast.

A very cute story! Please try again later. I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson.

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Dec 17, Nina rated it really liked it. I received this book free of charge from the publisher, Lerner Publishing Group and Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. The voices just were not true. One quibble with the jacket art – this girl does not look like a long and lean 6-footer to me, and I can’t imagine why Emma would jump and toss her hair in quite this odd manner. I think it is partially because it doesn’t really step outside the box eemma your typical YA contemporary fiction.

Of course, there’s her name, which her mother didn’t bother to say aloud before writing it on the birth certificate. Katie There are pages in I, Emma Freke. Emma wmma her dad for the first time in the restaurant. Along the way though, Emma learns that being a Freke doesn’t mean she is actually a freak, and being her own person might be better than fitting in after all. Listen to new ideas 5.


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I ema the message the story had and I probably read it in a total of one and a half hours, give or take a feeke. And it seems that Freke is pronounced not “freak” but “frecky. And then of course there’s that name, which her mother didn’t bother to say aloud before writing it on the birth certificate. This emna is absolutely wonderful! Although she looks like them, she still may not fit in.

Emma is very confused until Donnatella says that she can start home-schooling herself since she hates school so much. The foreshadowing was obvious at first, but then the ending d This is absolutely wonderful.

Her aplomb is infectious. I think it ffeke an extra edge of tension to be thrown into the mix to make the climax of emka story a little more poignant. Penelope has two moms and it not a big deal, it simply is. Not one dull point in the story. Both groups would enjoy this cute little read at any time of the year. And because of the change in herself, Emma’s able to change the people around her. Middle graders will relate to Emma and her struggles. Read more Read less. 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.

She is a very strong girl who doesn’t realize how brave she is unt This book is absolutely wonderful! Beautifully written in a tone that all fteke can appreciate, it’s a story that I really enjoyed reading. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My favorite thing about this book was how much it could relate to anyone at any age.