Me and emma book summary
Detailed Review Summary of Me & Emma by Elizabeth FlockAfter their father is brutally murdered, their mother is plunged into a depression she never fully recovers from. During the following weeks and months, Carrie and Emma learn to rely on each other in their neglectful home. She meets and marries Richard, an abusive, alcoholic who only manages to hide his true self long enough to become husband and step-father. Once the abuse starts, it quickly escalates and becomes more dangerous and more cruel with each episode. Carrie and Emma often have to fend for themselves, with a little help from kindly town folk. Carrie and Emma decide their best chance for survival is to run away. The young girls set off on a trek across the woods.
A Brief Summary of Emma
Consider yourself warned. But it can be painful to read. This much you might guess from the opening line: "The first time Richard hit me, I saw stars in front of my eyes just like they do in cartoons. After Caroline and Emma's father was killed in a robbery, their mother a woman of dubious maternal skills to begin with emerged from the shock apparently having decided to accept the first dismal suitor to appear at her door. She couldn't have done any worse than Richard. Mean, drunk and unemployed, Richard moves in and takes to beating his new wife and stepdaughters for sport, among other, more creative acts of cruelty. But Emma and Caroline's mother stands out as uniquely awful in her own right she not only fails to protect her daughters, she appears indifferent.
Stop here and you have a story told many times before, as fiction and nonfiction in tales like Ellen Foster , or I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings --stories in which a young girl reveals the horrors of her childhood. Through several twists and turns the reader learns that things are not quite the way our narrator led us to believe and everything crescendos in a way that like all good thrillers immediately makes you want to go back and read the whole book again from the start. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
No one ever told me I had to add sugar but that's life for you. It ain't sweet. The novel starts off sweetly, with the smalltown antics of Carrie, a scrappy Scout-like eight-year-old who's always accompanied by her younger sister Emma. Carrie dreamily darts back and forth between her rough-and-tumble present abusive stepfather, unloving mother and the happy memories of her dead father, creating a bittersweet picture of her life in Toast, N. But journalist Flock soon loses control of her meandering story and this Southern slice-of-life disintegrates into narrative chaos. The action moves "slow as a crippled turtle," as Carrie's Momma would say, and down-home charm fails to camouflage the creaky, roundabout chronology. After nearly pages of rambling drama, the twist at the end is revealed so haphazardly that it will probably bewilder readers more than surprise them.
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Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. My current journal gives me a daily Austenian quote to inspire and delight me for goodness sake!!! Although I have always considered myself as a fan of Jane Austen, I have never read any of her works, and my feelings while reading this book compounded my worries that I am only in love with the idea of Jane Austen. Hopefully, my next Jane Austen read will not leave me so cold. I have always known the movie Clueless was based on Emma , but this is the first time I got to see if the inspiration was really there. I am happy to say not only was I able to see the similarities between the book and the movie, it actually made me get more into the story when I picked up on them.