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Kids Fiction 1980
Seeing Emily is a vision of a great book...
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Miranda (Charmfairy)

Have you ever read a book so great and so little known that you think somethings wrong with the world? If so, you've read a book like Seeing Emily.

Emily Wu is a 16 year old working to balance her life at home, at work, and at school. Throughout the story, Emily learns life lessons, finds herself, and comes to appreciate both her American and Chinese culture. Joyce Lee Wong uses creative methods to express the thoughts and feelings of our hero, which captures the artsy and inventive personality of Emily as well.

Seeing Emily is a true delight to read. It's beautifully written in verse, with amazing imagery and true emotion. While it may not be a perfect book, or very well known for that matter, I find it easy to say that it's a wonderful read and by far better than some of the more popular books out there today.

For any tween or teen-age girl, especially those who have gone through some type of problem in their life (boys, parents, friends, culture, self-harmony, etc.). I think I can read it over again and again and always find something great and personal in it for me.
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