Thursday, September 17, 2009

Emily by Emily Smucker

Emily was just your pretty much everyday teenager. She had a great family, everyone in it was very close, they always went on trips together and camped at different places but there is one problem, Emily is constantly sick. She was almost never at school, and she never felt up to doing anything, all because of being sick. Emily thinks that she is sick with what she calls the "Emily Flu" so much because of where she lives, Oregon, but her doctor thinks she has Mono or West Nile. In this book, Emily faces many challenges just trying to do everyday things, like walking without having to use a cane or just going to school, but she has such trouble trying to do those things if she's not feeling up to it. Emily believes that she is allergic to Oregon or something in it and if she were to move she would no longer be sick. Her doctor and her parents think otherwise but Emily is soon to find out if her ideas are correct.

I liked this book, but to be honest, it wasn't one of my favorites. I do love the format of the book and how it is written as if it is a journal, though. I do like the story line of the book, but she seems kind of repetative and says the same things over and over again when she talks about how she feels when she is sick. I also do like the way she describes every little detail that happens in the story, such as the taste of her Snapple after she takes the first drink and the way she described how she felt when she was sick, even though she does tend to repeat herself. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys just reading books about people being sick and the way their lives change throughout the book.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Springfield, Ohio USA

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