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review 2016-07-03 16:03
Destiny, rewritten
Destiny, Rewritten - Kathryn Fitzmaurice


Destiny, Rewritten
contemporary middle grade
a beautiful book
about family, friendship and fighting for what is important to you
elven-year-old Emily grew up without knowing her father
then she get's the chance to learn more about him
but the book that she needs to do so has gone missing
Emily, her friends and family try to get it back
and experience some unexpected things on their journey
they meet interesting people
and learn a lot about themselves
like I said above
this book is beautiful
cover, writing style, characters and story
everything was just beautiful
every sentence was powerful and touched me deeply
I cared a lot about what happened and was very happy when I read the last pages
I love this book and can't wait to read the next book by Kathryn Fitzmaurice.

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review 2014-01-13 02:44
Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Destiny, Rewritten - Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice is an adorable middle grade book. The story is inventive and Emily is a spunky, lively 11 year old. That said, I have a specific issue with this book that prevents me from gifting or even loaning it to my 11 year old niece. And while I do have some other issues (the letters to Danielle Steele, etc), they are completely overshadowed by this one specific issue.

The problem is a total lack of consequences for bad behavior. 

Without going too heavily into spoiler territory, when a character lies, does things they should not, mistreats others in any way, and/or influences others to do the same, there should be consequences. In this, as in many contemporary middle grade books, there are absolutely no repercussions for bad behavior. This completely irks the aunt/former grade school teacher in me. 

As an adult, I highly enjoyed reading about Emily’s adventures. I loved the interaction between Emily and her best friend, Wavey. This is the kind of friendship (except when engaging in behaviors mentioned above), and the kind of friend, that is such a good model for middle grade girls. It is just unfortunate that I won’t be able to share this with my young niece.

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review 2013-07-15 00:00
Destiny, Rewritten - Kathryn Fitzmaurice It was fine. I liked seeing Emily Dickinson mentioned and her poetry showcased in an MG novel, but the actual story did not stick with me. One of those "My mother was quirky and named me after a poet and now I too shall be one. It is destiny. But maybe not? And where/who is my dad?" Alas, pass.

Very cute cover.
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review 2013-03-30 00:00
Destiny, Rewritten - Kathryn Fitzmaurice Wow! Very heart-warming coming of age story. Loved Emily's voice. Her struggle to understand destiny was compelling and I did not want to stop reading!
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review 2013-03-05 00:00
Destiny, Rewritten
Destiny, Rewritten - Kathryn Fitzmaurice Cute book about destiny/fate set in Berkeley.
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