Destiny, Rewritten

Destiny, Rewritten

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Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has been told for her entire life that her destiny is to become a poet, just like her famous namesake, Emily Dickinson. But Emily doesn't even really like poetry, and she has a secret career ambition that she suspects her English-professor mother will frown on. Then, just after discovering that it contains an important family secret, she loses the special volume of Emily Dickinson's poetry that was given to her at birth. As Emily and her friends search for the lost book in used bookstores and thrift shops all across town, Emily's understanding of destiny begins to unravel and then rewrite itself in a marvelous new way.
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, ©2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061625015
0061625019
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 19 cm

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PimaLib_Kids Mar 09, 2016

Interesting book! Awesome!
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jeanner222 Feb 14, 2014

Emily Elizabeth Davis is destined to be a great poet, or so she has been told. Her mother named her after a great American poet and presented her with a collection of poems by said author. One problem: Emily hates poetry.

Emily does not want to write poems; she wants to write romance novels. Heck, it seems like she writes a letter to her favorite romance writer, Danielle Steel, at least once a week.

Still, she cherishes the collection of poems by Emily Dickinson. When the book is accidentally lost, Emily goes on a serious search for it. While looking for the book, she also searches for her destiny.

A very cute and sweet novel for young readers.

A pleasant read with a bit of mystery and a satisfying, if fluffy, ending. The protagonist is wrestling with the idea of destiny, and is obsessed with happy endings--perhaps not surprisingly, since she is longing to discover who her father is (her mother has been quite mysterious about him). Is Emily stuck with the 'future poet' identity her English professor mother envisioned for her? Is it really risking everything if she tries to hard to push destiny a certain direction? The book is also a nice introduction to Emily Dickinson, as the story does a good job showing the point of view of a young person who is puzzled by some of the things the poet does--seemingly random capitalization of words, for example. Grades 5-6.

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devorah1231 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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