Monday, October 26, 2009

What Would Emma Do?

I read a book this weekend (one of many) called What would Emma Do, by Eileen Cook.

The book centers around a teenager named Emma who sort of struggles with what she believes and what she wants to do in her life. She lives in a very conservative, religious town and thinks it's pretty weird that everyone always says that they follow the Bible and Jesus for what they believe instead of making up their own minds. She also thinks it sucks that all the people in town who say they believe in Christianity are basically hypocrites and liars who turn the other cheek when something they don't like or don't want to stand up to happens.

Emma knows that she wants to get out of the little town of Wheaton, Indiana after she graduates and experience her life for herself. So she spends her time training very hard for track in hopes that she will get a full athletic scolarship to Northwestern.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Even though it is written for teenagers, I think that people of all ages would enjoy it

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