Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli

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Read Another Day as Emily 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...

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!!!

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...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

June 16, 2017

This is on our school district's reading list for 2017-2018 for 4th-6th graders (Called the MCBA Mash-up list for anyone local who might see this). My daughter decided she wanted to read it and we got it from the library through inter-library-loan. She started reading it in the car on the way hom...

Gretchen rated it ★★★★☆

June 19, 2017

I enjoyed this book as a nice simple summer read. I was drawn to the book because it spoke about relating to Emily Dickinson, a poet I discuss in my 4th grade class. I'm always looking for ways to connect my readers to writers of all genres and all time periods. This was not what I expected, but...

Crystal rated it ★★★★★

February 13, 2017

I read this book in one sitting as it was written in a diary format by a pre-teen girl. The story revolved around Susie and her feeling of being left out of things, a situation that was remedied (almost) by a summer library project that surrounded picking a character from history from the 1800's...

Marcia rated it ★★★★★

May 28, 2017

I enjoyed this book very much. Written in simple verse it tells the story of 12-year old Suzy's summer. She is sick and tired of the attention her younger brother is receiving for being a "hero." Through a summer library program she learns about Emily Dickinson, and decides to become her. Lots of...

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