11.20.2005

Review: Me and Emma



Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock

This book was recommended to me by my friend Nathalie, and it's taken me ages to finally get to it on my TBR (To Be Read) list.

What an amazing read.

Told entirely from the perspective of the eight year old protagonist (which echoed To Kill a Mockingbird for me), we are led through the life of Carrie Parker...her poor family, her abusive stepfather, her attempts to cope, to run away, to survive, and her tangled relationship with her mother.

The only constant in Carrie's life is her little sister, Emma. Emma and Carrie are inseparable and help each other through each terrible day. You come to cherish the relationship between the two, and the way they look out for each other. The book has a lot of twists and turns, and an absolutely amazing ending. Because the language is childlike, this book took no time to read, and was well worth it!

Highly, highly recommended!

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