Book Reviews of Me & Emma

Me  & Emma
Me Emma
Author: Elizabeth Flock
ISBN-13: 9780778320821
ISBN-10: 0778320820
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 207 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 15
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. I just finished reading it, after not being able to put it down, and it left me speechless, not to mention the goose bumps it gave me. At first I wasn't sure where this story was headed since I hadn't heard anything about it prior to seeing it on PBS but I have to say that this story packs one heck of a punch. Quite the surprise ending. This is definitely a book I will recommend to my friends. It's going on my "Keeper" shelf.
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Helpful Score: 10
This book was breathtaking and astonishing, this was an amazing & gripping story. One of the best books I have read in years, very emotional, I can not recall crying so much while reading a book.
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Helpful Score: 7
Wow. I read this book in a day, because I had to see what was going to happen. I don't want to be a spoiler by revealing too much about the plot, but this is one of those books you'll want to skim again after you finish it the first time. It may help other readers to know that the book deals with domestic abuse but does not, in my opinion, become gratuitously graphic.
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Helpful Score: 6
I read this book in two nights. It is so easy to read and keeps you interested throughout. The story is sad and can be depressing, but the spunk of the two young girls in this book keeps you reading and keeps you cheering them on. You read faster and faster, just wanting and waiting for them to persevere despite the horrible family and situation they live in.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great story about a child's survival with a shocking twist that was jaw dropping!
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Helpful Score: 3
A very surprising ending. Don't peek!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. The story telling was great. Caroline was a heroine. And the twist at the end......I never saw it coming.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. One of those you can't put down.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was very intriguing. Our book club read it and as we all work together, it was very difficult not to talk about it before we met. It generated much conversation. I would reccommend it if you are part of a group.
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Helpful Score: 3
WOW!!! Absolutely gripping and horrifying. The ending blew me away--what a writer!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book, the ending was such a huge surprise. I never seen it coming. Another book I couldn't put down.
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Helpful Score: 3
incredible, haunting, couldn't put it down. thought provoking. tear jerking. great read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very compelling story but also very sad. Was surprised by the ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow, I couldn't put this one down. One of those books you can't stop thinking about when your're done...excellent.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story; shocking twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good. Very sad. VERY surprising. You'll see what I mean.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was so caught up in this story, I don't think I got much done until I'd finished it. This is a story that will stay with me.
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Helpful Score: 2
Unforgettable story of an endearingly precocious child and her determination to put pieces of her fractureed life together.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow! This book was good with a big twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
An intriguing story with a whopper of a surprise ending!
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Great book about an Carrie, an eight year old and her sister, Emma.
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Interesting book. Kind of disturbing ending but enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my all time favorite books. It is not an easy book to read and it is heart-wrenching, but I have not read too many books that stuck with me like this one and Kept me thinking about it for a long time after the last page was turned!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book had me intrigued right to the last page.
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I loved that this book was written from the viewpoint of the child, and the ending completely took me by surprise.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book you will be thinking about long after you close the cover.
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Helpful Score: 1
what a truly interesting story. amazing how the author can find the words & thoughts of an 8 year old girl. I enjoyed the book, even the ending was different then I expected. Got me interested from page 1. If you are looking for unusual try this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. I think I've enjoyed it more SINCE reading it than when I WAS reading it. The ending makes you go back all over the entire book again. I thought about it all night last night. I did guess the ending, but it made no difference to the books flow. Haven't enjoyed a book this much since ELSEWHERE by Zevin.
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Helpful Score: 1
I finished this in 2 days, I had to know how it ended. It is a good read. Good subject matter, thought provoking but not overdone. I was surprised by the ending though, it kept my mind turning a few days to digest the twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had me until the very last page. I loved it and felt so drawn in right from the beginning. It's very well written and keeps your undivided attention throughout. I had to go back and read it again as soon as I finished the first time to see what I had missed! Be prepared to be shocked!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a easy read, it help my attention until the very end. It was an awful story of abuse and had a shocking ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
There are really no words to discribe this book. It is amazing. A surprise ending that you never see coming and characters that jump to life. I read this in one day...I could not put it down. It is certainly worth picking up no matter what genre you are interested in and no matter how large your TBR, move this book directly to the front!
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Wow I could not put this book down, read it today. Just finished it, I cried afterwards, and am still pretty sad. Good book, tear jerker. I dont want to give away anything in case you haven't read it. But I just feel for Carrie.. And I hate her mother.

Good emotional book..
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Helpful Score: 1
In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other 8 year old - playing make-believe, dreading school, dreaming of faraway places. But even her imaginative mind can't shut out the realities of her impoverished North Carolina home or help her protect her younger sister, Emma.
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Eight-year-old Carrie Parker devises and elaborate plan to run away to protect her younger sister, Emma, from an abusive father. Great surprise ending.
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I thought the book was good, it was a quick read and a surprising ending.
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This was one of the best books I have read in a long time.
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Although the content was hard to digest, it was a good book. The book deals with a lot of abuse, so be prepared.
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totally surprise ending, that made the shed tears well worth it
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Wonderful. Creative. Unexpected ending.
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I loved this book! Once I started I couldn't put it down! Written from an 8yr olds point of view it is well written and very gripping!
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Great book! Fast absorbing read. Wonderful writing, have read other books by her and this is the best so far. I mourned finishing it. Was memorable!!! Wish I had it to do all over again.
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This was an amazing wonderful read.
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Great book. Love the ending!
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I just got finished with this book, surprised me at the end. Sort of started out slow but I really got into it mid book. I can really say I liked it.
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Well written. Very sad. We read this in my book club, and we talked for hours.
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This is an awesome story, depicting a child's abuse at the hands of her stepfather, with a surprising twist at the end. I loved it!
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This book just tore my heart up! You really have no idea what is happening at the very end and it makes you so sad...as well as ANGRY! If you don't like sad endings then don't read this one!
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A little to slow for my taste, but it was good overall
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The author did a tremendous job of writing this novel from an eight year old point of view. Story reflects living poor in North Carolina. Main senario that real daddy gets killed and the poor and uneducated mom remarries. Step father is mean, brutal, drunk, and a charlatan. Mom is looking for a roof over her head, but is mistreated, and the daugher is abused. Mother is mean and cold to daughter. Daughter is a tough cookie, with a secret, but goes through many gut wrenching episodes. A surprising twist near the end. Very well done.
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This was a book that I could not put down. I read the entire book in about 7 hours. I was totally shocked at the ending it was not even close to what I thought was going to happen. This story is told through the eyes of a 8 year old child and what a story it is. Pick it up today and read it you will not be disappointed
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I couldn't put this book down! It was really good. I really wish it had been longer because i would have loved to see what happens next. This is the first book I have read by this author and it was really good!!! You won't be able to put it down!
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This one was pretty good, a little slow at some points but had a great creeping to an unkown disaster feel. The ending was great, can't say more than that without ruining it.
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This kind of book isn't always an easy read but perhaps more one that everyone needs to read. Powerfully written. I didn't see the end coming.
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This book was very engaging and impossible to put down.
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This book was disturbing but good. I was surprised by the twist at the end. A good read.
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This book was great. It kept me reading right from page one. I can't really say too much or I'd ruin the ending but it was def. a pg turner.
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I am reading it now, but its a really good story. Very sad and disturbing .
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This book had me fooled all the way to the end. It's a shame that this topic is even a part of our lives. Good story...sad subject!
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Awesome book with a very unexpected ending.
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One of the best stories I have ever read. The incredible story line kept the pages turning. The ending left me speechless. It is one truly amazing book. Please it, you will not regret it.
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I really enjoyed this book! The ending caught me off guard. I never saw it coming!
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okay, not the best writing, but would try author again.
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This is a used library book that looks like a puppy might have chewed on the front right corner. I am posting it because it was a good book especially if you like books wrote from the perspective of a child. The ending was not what I expected.