What Would Emma Do?
Thou Shalt Not Kiss Thy Best Friend’s Boyfriend...again...
There is no greater sin than kissing your best friend’s boyfriend. So when Emma breaks that golden rule, she knows she’s messed up big-time...especially since she lives in the smallest town ever, where everyone knows everything about everyone else...and especially since she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her...more
This story shows what happens when a person is living a life of faith and faith only, and the blinders fall off.
Emma knows she made a mistake kissing her best friend's guy - who is her other best friend (even if she didn't initiate it). She's doing what she ca...more
Emma was raised by her single mom in a small town in the middle of Illinois. She goes to a private Christian high school which is socially ruled by the local minister's daughter, Darci. She has a damaged relationship with her best friend, Joann, and her boyfriend, Colin.
Everything was going fine until at Christmas Emma and Colin kissed. Even though the kiss was in a mall in a different town, it happened right in front of Joann's mother.
Now Emma ru...more
The back of the book will tell you that Emma’s big problem is that she’s fighting with her best friend after she (Emma) kissed her (Joann’s) boyfriend. It was a one-time thing and basically an accident. AND Emma feels awful about it. It’s not like Someth...more
Emma is hoping for a sports scholarship to attend a university away from Wheaton. She has only applied to one, Northwestern, hoping beyond hope that she will be accepted on her track scores. She doesn’t like the small tow...more
Though the title mimics the question of 'what would Jesus do?' and openly questions Christianity, I didn't feel it was disrespectful or had an ulterior motive. I was dense enough not to realise this would be a book with heavy emphasis on the exploration of religion but...more
Emma has made the worst mistake you can make, she kissed her best friend's boyfriend, Colin. To make it worse, she lives in a small town, so she runs the risk of everyone knowing about it. Somehow the kiss keeps quiet, but now her best friend doesn't trust her, the boy is ignoring her, and Emma is feeling awful. When scandal breaks out in the town, and only Emma and Colin know the truth, she must decide what is worth giving up to save someone else. With so...more
I was expecting a nice fluffy book. Instead I got a town full of preachers who made me super angry and zero romance.
Here's the thing, I'm Catholic, I believe, but I also think faith is very personal, it's not something I talk about unless it's already been brought up and I dislike it when anyone shoves their believes (or anti-believes) in someone else's face. Emma herself is not like this, but the rest of the town is. They're also bat-shit crazy, and will believe anyt...more
There are three main characters in this book; Emma, Joann, and Collin. They are all best friends, but Joann is dating Collin. Collin and Emma are closer than Joann and Collin because they have known each other a little bit longer. So, over spring break, Collin and Emma were han...more
Emma is a great main character; she's funny, she's questioning of life as a whole, and she's determined to fig...more
Emma lives in Wheaton, where the Church is the law. You can’t do anything without someone not knowing. Inciden...more
Having invested my time reading half of it before realizing this book is not that great, I decided to suck it up and finish it.
Now that I'm done, I can say that it's definitely not worth you time to read this one. I guess if you're stuck on a train for 2 days, then go ahead, but if you have a multitude of other books to choose from then give this the heave-ho.
Basically it's a st...more
To the ending I was not real happy but that is because I don't like books that end me questioning. What happened to Darci? Did she end up getting herself out of trouble again? DId Kimberly confess too? What happened to all the kids that were wronged by the community? Did Joann and...more
And you could relate to the main character. BUT.
THATS ABOUT IT.
I mean, does she get her scholarship or not? Does she end up with Colin or Todd?
We will never know. AND I KINDA MAYBE WANTED TO.
Uhg. The back of the book made it look like a cute romance comedy story. There was barely any romance and it was all religious. Don't get me wrong, I am a Christian myself, but it was just unexpected, they didn't hint anything on the back of the book.
It had some really funny p...more
The weird part of this book was the fact that it never said anything about the mystery that was within the book. There was like this whole other plot besides the main one which totally confused me. And also, the whole other plot reminded me of The Scarlet Letter because of the whole...more
Emma lives in a small town known as "America's Heartland". Basically the smallest town, ever. They are super religious and all Emma wants is to leave, I don't blame her. At her school, Darci rules. She is supposedly this cute little angel. Emma sees through he...more
What Would Emma Do (WWED) is an interesting book. It was a short, sweet and easy read, which I appreciated since I was feeling quite under the weather when I read it.
I like Emma. I think it's because I identify with her in some ways; the most important of these is her journey into discovering that it's up to you to stand up for what you believe in. When you know something is right in your gut, when you know what you believe in, you become a smar...more
I could relate to Emma in many ways. I know the feeling of growing up in a small knit community that is stuck in the middle of the Bible Belt where everyone knows your business. If they don't know it, they make it up. The questioning...more
I loved this! Emma is such a great character and she completely pulled me into her story. She has the kind of 'attitude' I love - lots of sass and she certainly says what she thinks.
This is definitely a character driven novel. It's mostly about Emma and her desire to leave the small town in which she lives. When she witnesses the truth behind an event she has to decide whether to tell what she knows when doing so will cost her what she thinks she wants the most. We get to see the town u...more
It was actually really funny because this story takes place pretty near where I grew up, so I knew the landmarks and I knew exactly where they were talking about even if they didn't say it by name. It was driving me a little crazy too, because I have no idea where Wheaton is...
Anyway, Emma gets in trouble with her best friend whe...more
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