Jun 12, 2012
Book Review: Emily For Real
Author: Sylvia Gunnery
Publisher: Pajama Press
Book Source: review copy from publisher
From the cover:
He's rude. He's angry. His home life is a mess. He's already told her that she isn't his type. But there is something about Leo that appeals to Emily anyway. And she needs an ally; her boyfriend just dumped her and she has family troubles of her own. Maybe together they can pick up the pieces?
I love books that remind me exactly what it felt like to be a teenager. And books where guys and girls have relationships that aren't about the luuuurve. And books that have so much real-life drama that they don't need magic and vampires and the end of the world (although I love those too). Most of all, I love books that are sweet and funny and then kick you in the gut with totally poignant lines.
Emily For Real is all of those books at once. It's one of those books that made me want to call in sick to work because staying home and reading it seemed like a better idea. One that will get re-read several times and cause me to read everything else the author's ever written.
Why are you still reading this? Go read the book instead. Especially if you're a fan of Sarah Dessen or Susan Juby.
I couldn't find a website for Sylvia Gunnery, but there's some info on her Goodreads page and this interview by CM Magazine.