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Emily Green and Me

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
After years of illness, eleven-year-old Emily receives the heart of a seventeen-year-old boy who has died in a motor-bike accident. But the organ comes with an attachment: the boy who had it first is still hanging around. From 'up-there' he watches as she recovers - sometimes exasperated, other times with heart-warming tenderness. Their worlds couldn't be more different. E ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Umuzi
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Nov 21, 2011 added it
A unique story which the reader 'views' the story as if through a screen door. This tone echoes the storyline and the 'second' character (of whom I longed to 'hear' more from).

This is a good book for anybody looking for an adult novel that is suitable (and would be good discussion material / thought provoking) for a YA readership.
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I confess, I purchased this book because the author and I share the same name. It turned out to be an excellent choice, as Kathryn White, author of Emily Green and Me, is extremely talented. This was a wonderful story. Her writing style reminds me a lot of Tim Winton.

Highly recommend.
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
A completely unexpected book. I loved the concept from the moment I ready about it on-line but what I loved even more is that I never expected the story to turn out the way it did.
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May 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: south-african
As a collector of South African fiction, I had Emily Green and Me on my shelves for a long time. It was only recently, when author Kate White told me the plot of her upcoming novel, that I picked up the book with a sense that I was about to read something special.

Emily Green and Me is a book about two very different people. The first is a young girl who desperately needs a heart transplant, and the second is the feisty young man who gives her that heart.

After the operation, Emily finds herself
Sep 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
For some reason, I wasn't able to connect with this story. At times I would drift away from the story or skim a whole load of pages. I'm really sad about this because I thought that I would have greatly enjoyed the book. ...more
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