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Subject: Me & Emma...no spoilers!
Date Posted: 7/26/2007 9:58 PM ET
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Wow!  I just finished this book.  I highly recommend it!  About a little girl whose mother has married an abusive man.  Told in an eight-year-olds voice.  I won't say much because I don't want to give it away!  It's by Elizabeth Flock who also wrote But Inside I'm Screaming, which was also really good.  There are copies available of Me & Emma!

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 10:07 PM ET
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I have this book in my massive TBR pile...looks like I will be getting to it sooner rather than later. Glad you liked it. I love to hear from people about books they have enjoyed.

Dawn

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 10:07 PM ET
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LOVED Me and Emma!!! JAW DROPPPING!

I am reading But Inside I am Screaming right now!!!!!!

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 10:10 PM ET
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Yeah, it was jaw-dropping.  I got some serious chills when I found out what happened.

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 10:29 PM ET
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I wasn't smart enough to guess the ending so was a shock to me but then thats why I liked it so much! Would like to read more books by that author.  Are there any listed on here?

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 11:13 PM ET
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I think you have to wait for her others.

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 11:19 PM ET
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Last I checked But Inside I'm Screaming was available.  As far as I know those are her only two.  I wasn't smart enough to guess the ending.  I HAD started to see some things that made me wonder what was going on but I just figured I had missed something previously.  I went back and looked over the book again and it does all make sense now.

OK, apparently there is another...Everything Must Go, but it's not available on PBS and there's no description.



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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 11:34 PM ET
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There are copies available?  I think it's on my WL...

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 7:13 AM ET
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Yes, of both Me and Emma and But Inside I'm Screaming

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 9:38 AM ET
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I just ordered Me and Emma. Thanks for the recommendation!

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 1:26 PM ET
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Ooh glad to hear it! I just got that book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 1:27 PM ET
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And thanks for letting us know there were no spoilers in this thread! :)

Date Posted: 7/28/2007 10:47 PM ET
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After Me & Emma, I went on the read Come Back by Claire and Mia Fontaine, a memoir of a mother and her daughter  (that had been abused by her father) who had battled addiction in her early teens.  What a fabulous book!  I wasn't sure I could handle it but it was so inspiring!  FYI...there is a Target edition (mine is already requested) that has a very short wish list, the other edition is longer.  ISBN is 9780061373206 or 0061373206

Date Posted: 7/28/2007 11:14 PM ET
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I loved Me & Emma also. I had requested it from the library because I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it. As soon as I was done, I went and got a copy!

Date Posted: 7/28/2007 11:18 PM ET
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Yes, I was totally blown away by the ending also!  I was not expecting it at all.  I had to go back and reread some of it.

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 9:52 AM ET
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Thanks Lydia, I have both of those books on my TBR!

Date Posted: 7/31/2007 4:57 PM ET
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This book stayed with me for a long time.  It really moved me.

 

Has anyone else noticed that the official title of this book isn't Me & Emma, although the cover looks like it is? 

Date Posted: 7/31/2007 5:51 PM ET
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I just checked the cover....Am I going crazy...it still looks like me and Emma!

Date Posted: 8/1/2007 7:30 PM ET
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Yes, if you look at the cover it does look like that.  But if you look it up in the system, or on Amazon, it's different.  I think it's intentional.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:07 PM ET
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Because of this thread, I dug the book out of my tbr pile and I was absolutely blown away by the ending.  I thought I was so smart with figuring it out and I wasn't.  I'm still thinking about it and I've read 3 books since then.  Great book!!! 

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:13 PM ET
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I agree Cindy,,,,it totally took ne by suprise that I had to reread that part a few times! 

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 12:16 PM ET
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I love this site....i also just recieved Me & Emma and I'm so glad to know its going to be a good one...its great to be able to streamline my reading to what I know will be good since I dont have about a tenth of the reading time I used to!

 

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 1:49 PM ET
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You'll definately enjoy it!  I mean, it's disturbing but sooo well done.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 10:48 PM ET
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I just finished reading Me and Emma and I highly recommend it.  I definitely didn't send the end coming at all!  A must read :)

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 11:28 PM ET
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It was amazing, and very disturbing.  One of the best I've read dealing with this subject matter.

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