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The Donahues

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
On Emily's sixteenth birthday, she discovers a letter that tells of her long lost father, who not only wants her back but is also filthy rich! Tensions between her and her mother were never very good, and with this letter, they escalate to where Emily moves out for the summer to her new/old family - at their opulent summer home. Find out how Emily wrestles with her feeling ...more
Published February 14th 2014 by Safkhet Soul

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May 29, 2014 rated it liked it

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The Donahues is the story of Emily, who discovers a letter on her sixteenth birthday telling her she has a whole new family out there. As she meets her ‘new’ father and the rest of the Donahues, conflict ensues as Emily goes on the journey to finding where she really belongs.

I had mixed feelings on this book. I did love the actual plot. It was fast paced and entertaining, bringing up strong Young Adult themes of love, fitting in and
Katie W
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I can't even pretend to know what it would feel like to find out on my 16th birthday that I was adopted. That's exactly what happened to Emily. Emily seemed to have a pretty normal life up until that point--an older brother, a mother who worked hard to provide for her and loved her dearly (even though there was friction between them), and a fire fighter father who passed away heroically when she was seven years old. Her whole world turned upside down with this revelation.

Emily was a very conflic
Cathy Ryan
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
3.5 stars
I thought the story concept was a good one and dealt with the normal teenage angst and issues. Although for Emily there was much more to cope with than crushes on boys and school.

The characterisations and interactions were good and it was interesting to see how Emily dealt with the shock of finding out she was adopted. That would be enough to deal with at any age but to find out on her 16th birthday sends Emily into a tailspin.

I liked the banter and the teasing relationship between Emil
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May 11, 2014
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Mar 21, 2014
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