Destiny, Rewritten

Destiny, Rewritten

eBook - 2013
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This sweet contemporary story about poetry, family, and determining your own destiny is perfect for fans of books by Wendy Mass, Joan Bauer, Sharon Creech, and Rebecca Stead. Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has never met her father, so when a book of poetry with his name in it goes missing, Emily and her friends search all over their hometown of Berkeley, California, hoping to track it down. Meanwhile, even though her English-professor mother insists that Emily is destined to become a poet (she named her after Emily Dickinson! ), Emily secretly corresponds with her idol, romance writer Danielle Steel. As Publishers Weekly says, "Fitzmaurice's story deftly mingles Dickinson, Danielle Steel, a budding crush, and protesting tree sitters while maintaining suspense that leads to a satisfying ending. "
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2013
ISBN: 9780062202765
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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PimaLib_Kids Mar 09, 2016

Interesting book! Awesome!
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jeanner222 Feb 14, 2014

Emily Elizabeth Davis is destined to be a great poet, or so she has been told. Her mother named her after a great American poet and presented her with a collection of poems by said author. One problem: Emily hates poetry.

Emily does not want to write poems; she wants to write romance novels. Heck, it seems like she writes a letter to her favorite romance writer, Danielle Steel, at least once a week.

Still, she cherishes the collection of poems by Emily Dickinson. When the book is accidentally lost, Emily goes on a serious search for it. While looking for the book, she also searches for her destiny.

A very cute and sweet novel for young readers.

A pleasant read with a bit of mystery and a satisfying, if fluffy, ending. The protagonist is wrestling with the idea of destiny, and is obsessed with happy endings--perhaps not surprisingly, since she is longing to discover who her father is (her mother has been quite mysterious about him). Is Emily stuck with the 'future poet' identity her English professor mother envisioned for her? Is it really risking everything if she tries to hard to push destiny a certain direction? The book is also a nice introduction to Emily Dickinson, as the story does a good job showing the point of view of a young person who is puzzled by some of the things the poet does--seemingly random capitalization of words, for example. Grades 5-6.


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