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Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind (Emily the Strange #4)

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Emily's Strange To-Do List:
1. Lose (and regain) mind
2. Reprogram golem
3. Locate secret book vault
4. Commune with Dead Dark Aunts
5. Rescue Cousin Jakey
6. Redecorate souvenir kiosk
7. Thwart Thought Thief
8. Endure hero worship
9. Grant ancestral enemy's deepest wish
10. Save cat-napped kitty
11. Summon black rock
12. Defeat Shady Uncles
13. Guard family legacy and claim inheritanc
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ebook, 288 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by HarperCollins
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India
I love Emily the Strange, and I am most definitely going to dress up as her for Halloween next year, because I will be thirteen and everything! But anyways, Emily has taught me a lot, and has helped me so much with finding my "inner-strangeness". I found out about Emily the strange when I heard about Chloe Moretz playing her, because I had seen Kick-ass and I thought that she was awesome and hit girl was awesome. Last year was tough because it felt like the whole class was just stupid, (well, it ...more
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
I'm done! I guess I need to have the tweens/teens tell me all about Emily to maybe understand more of what I just read. I'm just not getting it. Oh well.
Devereau Booth
Jun 09, 2012 Devereau Booth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a great ending to a great series! After I finished reading it, It felt like a was closing a chapter of my childhood. :( I will miss you Emily, Raven, Patty, Miles, Enigma, Mystery, Neechee, the dark aunts and especially Sabbath <3
Megan
Ok, exams officially are evil! I can't believe it took me a week to read this book!

Anywho, as always, it rocked! I really wish this wasn't the last book! Emily has got to be one of the best characters ever. She is dark-ish and definitely strange, and totally out of this world....but somehow, she really fits! I love it! I love the new character introductions- I am proud to say I actually saw the Shady Uncle thing, as well as the Bright Girl bit- and I was ecstatic to get to see Jakey again! I wi
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Jashley Lopez
Oct 14, 2015 Jashley Lopez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition




Emily the Strange written by, Rob Reger, is an amazing interesting take on a young girl's life. This book is a fictional story that seems very realistic because a girl named Emily Strange keeps all her life plans, ideas and stories in these journals that make up the whole book. Emily is 13 years old, very alternative in her style and life, has 4 cats (Mystery, Sabbath, Miles, NeeChee), is extremely into science, loves anything dark and twisted, and is very creative; She once made a detailed, do
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James Badger
Mar 02, 2015 James Badger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While "Dark Times" was necessary in advancing the plot of the series, it wasn't quite as much fun as the other books. In "Piece of Mind," we're right back on track. It's everything I love about Emily the Strange: weird situations, gothic themes, strange inventions, odd people, and intrigue. "Piece of Mind" has intrigue in spades. While I saw the eventual fate of Raven coming, there were a lot of things I didn't see coming. I couldn't read fast enough toward the end of the book because I was genu ...more
Freya Zank
Dec 30, 2011 Freya Zank rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Emily strange is in search of her black rock, with Akotol an many others in her way like... A thought theif?! Emily strange:piece of mind is the 4 th and final book in the Emily strange series. :'( I almost cried when I finished it
Thu Lam
Feb 07, 2012 Thu Lam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful mind indeed!
Kayla Eklund
I love Emily the Strange. Comic books, graphic novels, novels, t-shirts, it doesn’t matter. If it says Emily the Strange on it, I will check it out. The Emily the Strange novels are one of my favorite products. Piece of Mind was no exception to that. In Piece of Mind, Emily has to learn how to harness the power of black rock before her uncle Attikol beats her to it. Compared to the other books in the series, this book felt slow, especially in the middle. It felt like the middle of the book was j ...more
Nepeta Leijon
Emily Strange is what most girls want to be. Intelligent, witty, humorous, girl genius. She is independent and quite smart, so I don't understand why this book is so underrated. Mind you, it has a great average rating, and I'm glad.

This is the end. The end of my sweet Emily Strange. I think I'm going to cry. Give me a moment.

That's better. Piece of Mind has been one of the best books I have read so far. I absolutely love it.

All the characters are funny and they all have a purpose in the story.

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Queena
Apr 25, 2012 Queena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily the strange is about a thirteen year old girl who loves cats. Emily loves to solve mysteries. This time she has to solve all these missions: try to lose her memory and then gain it back again and save her cousin Jakey from the place he is stuck with and much more. Emily is a bit pressured into solving all this but she loves a good challenge.
I think that Emily is a brave and independent girl. Sometimes you have to face your challenges on your own by being brave and strong even if it means p
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Michelle
Jun 20, 2016 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, middle-grade
Rob Reger, creator of the Emily the Strange franchise, has brought to life the diary/journal of a 13 year old estranged girl. Not only is the book in journal format, but it also includes photos, lists, drawings and sketches, printed transcripts (in this story), and anything imaginable to a creative 13 year old girl. Every thing is in black, white or red, keeping a constant theme of the Emily phenomenon. The style brings the book to life creating a sense of the character's every day thoughts, big ...more
Kujo93
Nov 26, 2012 Kujo93 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone over the age of 10
“Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind” by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, and Buzz Parker is published buy HarperCollins Publishing Co. and is the fourth book in the, “Emily the Strange” series. It was published in 2012. I greatly identify with the main character, Emily although I find that this book differs rather greatly from its three counterparts.

The basic outline of the book, not to mention the series, is that, Emily is anxious to get the mysterious magical substance that is her ancestral birthrigh
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Barbara
Thirteen-year-old Emily has plans to claim her family inheritance in this, the fourth and concluding title in the series. Emily is a wonderfully confident young woman, independent, creative, smart, and a great problem-solver. Along with her four beloved felines and Raven, her golem, she travels to Seasidetown in order to rescue her cousin and summon the black rock that is her destiny. It's hard not to like such a quirky, self-sufficient protagonist, and it's equally difficult not to enjoy the bo ...more
Melissa
Aug 16, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about Piece of Mind except that Emily the Strange has done it again! She's taking a well-deserved summer break to her ancestral home and she's hoping to find the black rock that has been her aunts' source of power. But mortal enemies are abound, including a girl that can wipe out memories. Has Emily finally met her match?

For a second here, I truly believed that Emily might not win her match against her arch-nemesis, Attikol but I was wrong. Emily isn't your typical girl; in fact,
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Shelly
Jul 31, 2013 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read all the other Emily Strange novels *gasp* (in my defense, the books are more like a collection of stories and everything gets explained either way so I was not missing out) but I will definitely be reading them soon. Piece of Mind was a great light read. It doesn't take long to read this book but it is very entertaining. The writing style was immature but it was very appropriate considering the book is a 13 year old girls diary. The same thing goes for the speech patterns. I also ...more
Sarah Sammis
Mar 17, 2013 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Piece of Mind by Rob Reger (and Jessica Gruner and Buzz Parker) is the forth and final book in the Harper Collins series. Dark Horse, though, is now publishing a three part comic about Emily and her cats trying to break into the music scene — from her basement.

In Piece of Mind, Emily is sent by the ghost of a Dark Aunt, back to the seaside town she visited in Dark Times. Her goal this time is to activate her Black Rock summoning powers before the Shady Uncles gain the power.

As this is the last b
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Once Upon a Twilight
Quirky story that I am sure the followers of this series enjoyed. This book seemed targeted towards tweens and younger teens. I liked the comic book/manga feel to it.

I really enjoyed Emily's sarcastic sense of humor and the story was easy, and fun, to follow. She was a fun character to read about and the story was interesting enough to hold my attention. I love how she had to do everything in 13's--she would make to do lists that had to include 13 items. I liked how this book had the girl power
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Lokie
Nov 15, 2014 Lokie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really do admire the Emily the Strange books. The illustrations are so artsy, dark, creative... And the writing is just perfect for the art style. Exciting and fast-paced with a hint of mystery: this book is something to be read over and over again.
Ladyvaliant
Feb 09, 2014 Ladyvaliant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily the strange is always be my fav novel since I was 15 till now. The mysterious, weird, and intelligent lil girl..... I admire the character.

As usual, the book this time is awesome. worth to read!
Esmeralda Verdú
Un golpe de mente pone fin a las alocadas aventuras de la inigualable y extraña Emily the Strange. Aunque había esperado algo más de la lectura, acabó siendo entretenida y pasé un buen rato con su peculiar protagonista, sus gatos y sus amigos -y no nos olvidemos de sus archienemigos-. Dejando atrás las novelas juveniles, que es lo que habitualmente no paro de leer, es bueno encontrarse con libros así para desconectar un poco de ese género. Si vais con la idea de encontrar una historia corta algo ...more
Julie H.
Sep 02, 2013 Julie H. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Part journal, part sketchbook, part 13-entry list of lists, Emily Strange: Piece of Mind is a fun bit of YA fiction. Emily Strange is a curiously brilliant, self-reliant, genius inventor in search of her destiny as a Dark Girl. As the 13th girl, in her 13th year, Emily celebrates the culmination of her school year (self-home schooled, naturally) by heading off to the town of Seaside in search of her possible birthright--a talent that would manifest itself as well as the discovery of the source o ...more
Rara Mbol
This is the 4th novel of Emily Strange that I have read.

I didn't like the 3rd and I was hoping the 4th would cure my broken heart.

Too bad this book is apparently the continuous journey of Emily's in the 3rd book.

Only, if on the last book "Dark Times" Emily was travelling to the 20's era, on "Piece of Mind" she's travelling in today's time. But it's still about the black rock and Shady Uncles and The Ebenezers and all.

I don't dig the story.

Isn't as smart, quirky, and surprising as the first 2 boo
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Natasya
Apr 16, 2014 Natasya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AAAW THIS HAS BEEN GREAT
but the end just didnt catch me i mean no more aunts and great great aunts??? just that??? but basically it is really wORTH-TIME SPENDER
Camila del Pilar
Los cuatro libros son hermosos , a pesar de las críticas que tiene el libro sigue siendo único ...
Triveni
Still i have not started reading...
once completed i ill give the comments.
Charity
Feb 02, 2015 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I love these books on a lot of different levels. Sad there aren't anymore!!
Arianne
Apr 26, 2015 Arianne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emily
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MiNA
review coming
Tasha
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  • Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow
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  • Shirley, Vol. 01
  • Alice in Wonderland (Illustrated)
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Reger's friend Nathan Carrico designed Emily in 1991 for a skateboard company in Santa Cruz, where Cosmic Debris was born. In his Santa Cruz garage (and later an artist warehouse in San Francisco) Reger created the designs, and with Matt Reed brought them into the fashion world by creating t-shirt designs that captured the essence of this mysterious young girl with 4 black cats. Since then, Cosmic ...more
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Emily the Strange (4 books)
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  • Stranger and Stranger (Emily the Strange Novels, #2)
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