By turns achingly naive and utterly pragmatic, Carrie has been shaped by the loss of her beloved daddy and by a drunken stepfather and her emotionally absent mother. Charting an astonishing course of survival for herself and Emma, she hopes to transform their lives into one more closely resembling the storybooks she treasures.
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.
Narrated with the simplicity and unabashed honesty of a child's perspective, Me & Emma is a vivid portrayal of heartbreaking loss of innocence, an indomitable spirit, and incredible courage, a story that will resonate with readers long after they've heard the final sentence.
©2004 Elizabeth Flock; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
"Tremendously touching." (Kirkus Review)
"Captivating. Haunting. You'll hit the last page and want to go back to the beginning. Elizabeth Flock is one to watch." (bookreporter.com)
This book brings you into the life of an 8 year old, dealing with issues that no child should have to face. She is so innocent, but as the reader be prepared to be outraged, to cry and to laugh. I really enjoyed the narrators voice, she does a fabulous job. I think this book will stay with me for a long time. I finished it this morning, and it has been on my mind all day.
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I thought this was a good book, but figured it was one that just moseyed along. When I finished reading the book though, my opinion changed. I will not divulge anything, but just say it was thought provoking. It's a must read.
I found this book very touching. It was easy to imagine the scenes that the reader describes. I too was surprised by the ending and made me think more about how well I was engrossed in Carrie's life. I am curious about the age of the reader. Is she an adult with a young voice or a child that is beyond her years? I could see a sequel to this...Great job author, reader and producer!
I was always looking forward to listening to this and probably should give it 5 stars, but it wasn't as amazing as The Help and that is worth 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book. The author captured the true essence of what trauma is all about. The narrator captured the sense of the child in that type of situation. The ending was truly unpredicted. I had a hard time putting the book down. It put me there in that very place! A disturbing but true to life story.
This book is very well written and the narration is absolutely perfect. She really sounds like she's 8 years old and has a great southern accent. I thought I figured out the ending but there was quite a twist and I like stories like that. It is a sad but very moving story. I highly recommend it!
Quite interesting, but good, ending. The story goes on around each of us every day. So many kids living like this but hard to see since they are taught to deny what is going on.
I fell in love with Carrie & Emma very early in the book. The ending was shocking, but I'm glad I hadn't read the other reviews or I would have been trying to figure out the "twist". There was a stark realism to what they endured that made be believe I was getting a real glimpse into the lives of abused children. I was rooting for them and found the ending a mix of satisfying & disturbing.
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