I absolutely loved this book. I loved Emma, she was innocent and blunt, and I feel like I could relate to her a lot, and that's always a plus.
She kissed her best friends boyfriend. Even though that sounds horrible, it's not like she meant for it to happen. Her & Colin were best friends long before her and Joann were, and HE kissed HER and admitted that he has had feelings for her for a very long time. But even though Emma thinks she does for him, a new guy comes into the picture. Sounds like your typical young adult romance, which I love, except when they sound all the same, but this one doesn't. This book shows you the view of religion and how crazy some religious people really are.
(Don't get me wrong here, I'm a Christian, I'm just not a "really deep" one. I don't goto church all the time or preach to everyone in my path.) But, anyway. This book shows how some schools/religious people really are TOO judgmental, they really can be and we all know it. That's why I love the honesty in this book, it shows you how hard it is for some teenagers to accept the fact of God when people are continually SHOVING religion in their faces. They know someone is up there but they have questions, they are confused. But in this book, as in some places in real life, people view this is being "atheist". Really? Everyone has questions, especially Emma in this novel, and she doesn't get the answers she needs. (Do we all EVER?) She's struggling and no one seems to be listening to her. Yet, Darci, little miss "preacher's daughter" is not being what she claims to be. Typical, right? Most preacher's daughters seem to be that way, but in the novel you can tell that Darci is a hypocrite.
I love this book, I don't care how many super religious people will judge me for that. It's honest, heart-warming & hilarious.
What Would Emma Do? was a compelling and convincing book. With characters that could have walked straight out of my high school, it was a nice light read that had me laughing out loud in public. Great book, one of my favorites and I would recommend this book to everyone out there! :)