Me & Emma
In many ways, Carrie Parker is like an other eight-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. By turns achingly... show more
In many ways, Carrie Parker is like an other eight-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. By turns achingly naive and utterly pragmatic, Carrie has been shaped by the loss of her beloved daddy and by a drunken stepfather and her emotionally absent mother. Charting an astonishing course of survival for herself and Emma, she hopes to transform their lives into one more closely resembling the storybooks she treasures. But after the sisters' plan to run away from home unravels, their world takes a shocking turn -- and one shattering moment ultimately reveals a truth that leaves everyone reeling. Narrated with the simplicity and unabashed honestly of a child's perspective, Me & Emma is a vivid portrayal of heartbreaking loss of innocence, an indomitable spirit and incredible courage -- a story that will resonate with readers long after they've turned the final page.
Publish date: March 1st 2006
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Carrie is eight-years-old. She and her sister, Emma live with their mother and stepfather. He drinks too much and is physically abusive to them. Carrie's memories of her father and how he died are interwoven into the story to explain how they got into this predicament and contrasts the prior nurturi...
Pulls you in and holds you there. You know something's off from the get go, you just keeping holding your breath until you find out what it is. Set in North Carolina.
Wzruszająca książka opisująca horror małej dziewczynki, która aby na chwile uciec od rzeczywistości wymyśla sobie siostrzyczkę, za którą stara się być w każdej prawie chwili odpowiedzialna. Dramat dziecka, które nie czuje miłości matki, oraz jest poniżane, bite o krzywdzone przez ojczyma. Czytałam k...
The end was a little predictable with respect to Richard and I have to say, I'm disappointed about Emma, but it makes so much sense in retrospect and makes me all the more sad for Carrie. A very heavy read but a very engaging novel. I couldn't put it down.
The topic of this book was INCREDIBLY tough, but the book was well worth the read..just be ready for a multitude of emotions to come from it. Incredibly written for a debut.