Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli

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Another Day as Emily Read Online Free - "Taut, fast-paced, economical, devoid of sham, Spinelli’s book echoes Dickinson’s own deceptive simplicity."--The New York Times Book Review

Eleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother is a local hero for calling 911 after seeing their elderly neighbor collapse, and only her best friend was able to win a role in the play they both auditioned for. Feeling cast aside from all angles, Suzy sees a kindred spirit in Emily Dickinson, the subject of her summer project. Suzy decides to escape from her disappointments by emulating the poet's life of solitude: no visitors or phone calls (only letters delivered through her window), no friends (except her goldfish, Ottilie), and no outings (except church, but only if she can wear her long white Emily dress).

But being a recluse is harder than Suzy predicted. Will she find a way to fold Emily into her life while also remaining true to herself?

Title : Another Day as Emily
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ISBN : 0449809870
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Wendi rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

Suzy is having a hard time. Her four year old brother is a local hero, having saved their neighbor by calling 911. She feels invisible, and it just gets worse when her best friend gets a role in a community play, and Suzy does not. She finds solace in Emily Dickinson, and decides that she will be...

Tami rated it ★★★★☆

June 18, 2014

Another Day as Emily is a new work in free verse by Eileen Spinelli. I fell in love with Spinelli's work when I read Where I Live and The Dancing Pancake and I was excited to see a new book by this author on the shelf at the library. I was not disappointed. Another Day as Emily is told from Suzy's...

Ms. rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 18, 2014

In this novel in verse, Suzy is miffed because her younger brother gets all the glory for calling 911 when Suzy's friend and neighbor, the elderly Mrs. Harden, collapses. Suzy stayed and held her hand, but no one cares about that. Suzy isn't getting along all that well with her friend Allison, an...

Wendy rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 04, 2014

Maybe I'm not fair to this book, because I'm irritated that the description and title don't (for me) match what this book really is, and my annoyance is out of proportion. There's nothing so very wrong with it. People are always saying that novels in verse are just books with weird line breaks, a...

Grace rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 22, 2017

This is a really cute book. Kind of hard to read: it's written in verse!

Tsia rated it ★★★★★

April 05, 2017

Note to self: reread!!!

Lynn rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

This middle grade novel is written in a style that is quick and easy to read. The chapters are very short, going from thought to thought and experience of the main character, Suzy. She's a 12-year-old who becomes very disgruntled about how her life is going, feeling slighted and disappointed, so...

Katie rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2016

Suzy, the protagonist of Eileen Spinelli’s latest middle grade novel in verse, is having a difficult summer. Her younger brother has had a recent rise to fame after calling 911 for an ill neighbor, making Suzy feel excluded, and her best friend would rather audition for a play than participate in...

Dawn rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2015

Suzy is a great kid. She cares about her family and neighbors and likes to help them out. She is just starting to get interested in a boy and is as supportive as she knows how to be when he is accused of doing something wrong. She shares her greatest interests with her friend and shares her frien...

Oak Lawn Public Library - rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2014

Lexile Level: 420L Summary: Suzy, her younger brother Parker, and their parents have a normal life, until Parker becomes the "little hero" of the neighborhood. Suzy then feels like she is not noticed and becomes the black sheep of the family. She feels a lot like the famous poet Emily Dickinson who...

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