Seeing Emily

Seeing Emily

Book - 2005
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Relates in free verse the experiences of sixteen-year-old Emily, a gifted artist and the daughter of immigrants to the United States, as she tries to reconcile her American self with her Chinese heritage.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780810957572
0810957574
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 22 cm

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ABenoit
Jun 11, 2014

I liked it. Loved how it was written in poem form, but i wasnt too big a fan of how Nick and Emily just cut it off. Still, it was a great story overall.

BRONTE CRONSBERRY Jul 19, 2011

good book the character has a unique mind set and way of reading. The poetry is well written but like all poetry it can be a bit hard to follow at times. I highly advise you to read this for a change in the type of books you read.

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Mar 31, 2010

I was really interested in this book since I don't think Asian books cover this or these topics, but finding that the book was written entirely in poetry was a turn-off for me, but after reading how descriptive the wording is, it appears very possibly engrossing and worth reading through even though the the words are expressed through poetry instead of traditional prose.

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Mar 31, 2010

From the back of the book for the 2007 soft cover version:

Sixteen-year-old Emily Wu is a good daughter, good student, good artist, and good friend. She works hard at school and in the Chinese restaurant she helps her parents run. But her life, which once seemed as sweet as [italics]bao zi[/italics] dumplings she and her mother make together, now feels stifling. Just as her paintings transform a canvas, Emily wants to create a new self.

Then Nick, a sexy transfer student, asks her out. His kisses and the other girls' envious glances give Emily a thrilling, disconcerting new vision of herself, so different from the one she sees in the eyes of her parents and friends. Which Emily is the real Emily?

From the inside of the book on the copyright page for the 2007 soft cover version:

Relates in free verse the experiences of sixteen-year-old Emily, a gifted artist and the daughter of immigrants to the United States, as she tries to reconcile her American self with her Chinese heritage.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 13, 2010

Emily comes to terms with her Chinese heritage when a student from Taiwan spends a year at her American high school. Grade 6 - 12

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