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
Two factors weight this book down throughout (and that's before you get to the tragically stupid non-ending). First, the tone of the book holds ...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 ...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
She kissed her best friends boyfriend. Even though that sounds horrible, it's not like she meant for it to happen. Her & Colin were best friends long before her and Joann were, and HE kissed HER and admitted that he has had feelings for her for a very long time. But even though Emma thinks she does for him, a new guy comes into the picture. Sounds like ...more
Emma lives in Wheaton, where the Church is the law. You can’t do anything without someone not knowing. ...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 ...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 ...more
Ugh. This book made me irritated and sad. I was expecting something funny, full of drama, and romance. I didn't get any humor or even romance. The drama was there but it wasn't entertaining.
Instead I got hypocritical christians. A whole town full of them :(
The ending wasn't even an ending.
Never gonna read this again.
At first I laughed out loud and thought this is going to be a good story during the first couple of pages... but then it became awful. A black hole of judgmental doom.
It’s so judgmental on all characters. The book makes Christians look bad, disliked the “brown people” references (even if it was in sarcasm), and I though Emma was very immature. She was judgmental in her own ways. The whole was ridiculous and felt like a bad teen movie.
Plus it isn’t about ...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 ...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
This is about Emma, who sinned a lot lately. She kissed her best friend's boyfriend, and her bestie's mom saw. That basically ruined a lot, and word gets around fast in a small town that Emma can't wait to get out of. All ...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 ...more
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