I, Emma Freke. EMMA. Sunshine State Young Reader Award ! “Emma is resigned to the seeming reality that her name, spoken aloud, is her identity. 3 Jun I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson is an exceptional book. Have you ever been called weird or different? Emma’s life is exceptionally hard. I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma – the only ” normal” member of her quirky family. Her flighty, New Age mom seems to barely.

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I think readers who like to have connections with their characters would enjoy this book. I always feel a little funny giving any kind of criticism, but I think parents would appreciate knowing what I found in the book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Emma meets her dad for the first time in the restaurant. I enjoyed this book because the author, Elizabeth Atkinson, has the ability to paint a picture in your mind.

It doesn’t help that your last name is Freke.

Life isn’t always easy, but with perseverance–known as “Nindo” in the world of the hit anime TV series Naruto–we can learn to ffreke successfully, and with gusto. Oh, and as if that isn’t bad enough, her New Age mother, Donatella, stuck her with a name that if said slowly comes out like, “Am a Freak. Her wacky and selfish mom owns a bead shop that Emma mostly runs.

Monday Book Review: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson | A.J. Cattapan

Now let’s start with my opinions on the book — the first thing I noticed was that Atkinson used a lot of ema points and question marks. Emma, who is just turning twelve, just doesn’t fit in with kids her age. Feb 15, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: She doesn’t think she can fit in anywhere at home, eemma school, or in her town.


I cannot wait to read more books from you in the freme There What kid hasn’t felt like a freak who doesn’t fit in, even without being a super-smart, six-foot sixth-grader with bright red hair? But more often than not, I realize that I can still appreciate and remember the clicks in high school and the outsiders.

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I liked how it had a lot of detail and just ffeke the reader interested. The real crisis comes when freks gets an invitation to The Freke Family Reunion, and her fellow Frekes aren’t at all what she expects. She only has one friend, who’s much younger than here. So when Emma’s best 12yr old Emma is the tallest girl in her school 5 ft 10 in, and her full name Emma Freke sounds like Am a freak.

But it can still taste real good. She is very tall and has bright red hair. Although the storyline is quite light, it still never fails to elicit empathy for Emma, as well as for teenagers like her who have difficulty fitting it.

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Apr 04, Melissa Roach rated it it was amazing. I, Emma Freke is a middle-grade novel by author Elizabeth Atkinson. Refresh and try again. W Emma, who is just turning twelve, just doesn’t fit in with kids her age. Somehow it’s like saying that the grass is greener on the other side, only to find that it’s just the same.


Emma finds a welcome home party awaiting her at home. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Emma, however, wears her freakishness on the outside. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Emma Freke pronounced like “freak” feels like one. 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. If you’ve ever attended a family reunion, those chapters might cause you to shout out, “It’s just like that! Emma Freke say it out loud, “Am a Freak” is the only “normal” member of her unusual family. She decides to make the reunion trip—alone—to Wisconsin from her home on the east coast.

Will she regret the decision to attend this reunion for the rest of her life? Emma is a typical teenager…with a few exceptions of course. I just hope that there are more books to come!

She has a New Age hippie mother who doesn’t seem to believe in mothering. Sixth grader Emma Freke is unusually tall for her age. This book was a cute tongue-in-cheek story of a typical egocentric teenager’s dilemma: This is a cute story about fitting in that I enjoyed very much.

When she gets a mysterious letter inviting her to the Freke family reunion, she is surprised because as far as she knew her father never knew she emmx.