Me And Emma

Me And Emma

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In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other eight-year-old—playing make-believe, dreading school, dreaming of faraway places.

But even her imagination can't shut out the realities of her impoverished North Carolina home or help her protect her younger sister, Emma.

As the big sister, Carrie is determined to do anything to keep Emma safe from a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of their drunken stepfather, Richard—abuse their momma can't seem to see, let alone stop.

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.

Publisher: Don Mills, ON : Mira, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780778327332
9780778320821
0778320820
Branch Call Number: FLO
Characteristics: 299 p

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Eil_1
Nov 23, 2012

This was an excellent read. An abused 8-year old protecting her little sister Emma. Am just beginning to read "What happened to my Sister", the sequel to this book. You must read Me and Emma first to fully appreciate both of these books.

fjtheil May 08, 2011

I read this book a couple years ago, and I still think about the ending. It's a great book and I highly recommend it.

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PaigeTurner
Sep 02, 2008

This is a very poignant novel about a young girl living with poverty and horrendous abuse. Told from her point of view as an 8 year old , it focuses mostly on her relationship with her six year old sister Emma. Carrie, wise beyond her years, seems to have a really good take on how to survive her life, and sometimes even see the humour in some situations. The book is sad and inspiring and has an ending that will make you think about it long after you read the last page.

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KarenW
Jun 27, 2005

Emma and Caroline are as different as two sisters can be. Emma is fair and Caroline is dark. Emma is strong and silent, and Caroline is easily hurt and talkative. But after their father is killed in break and enter and mean, drunk, stepfather enters their lives, they suddenly wish for escape. What happens along the way to freedom and the people they meet who try and help them are the heart of this heart-wrenching story of survival at any cost.

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Feb 19, 2014

kookookiest thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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