I was very pleased and overall, I highly recommend it for anyone who is a fan of Emily Dickinson, or likes to imagine famous people as teenagers. It's an interesting book and probably one of the better ones I've read this year. I'll definitely be looking up other books by this author! :)
VERDICT: 4.5/5 Stars
This book was definitely different, but in a good way. I have never seen another YA book about Emily Dickinson as a teenager. That alone made me anxious to read it and see if the author did her justice. I feel like she captured the right amount of adult Emily, with a necessary mix of teenage qualities and quirks. The headstrong personality and inability to settle for less than the absolute truth made Emily a great detective and a wonderful heroine. The historical details were very well researched and it came across in the descriptions and the life infused into the writing. When the Dickinson sisters were doing chores and bickering, I was right alongside them. was surprised at the end, but I did love that the author made it so realistic. The usage of Emily's poems to highlight plot points throughout the book was pretty genius. Each poem had a well-chosen placement and moved along the story convincingly.