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Emma, Vol. 01 by Kaoru Mori
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Jun 10, 2010

really liked it
Recommended for: students

This graphic novel brings the reader into Victorian London and tells the story of Emma, a young girl who was not born into the upper class and was abandoned at an early age. A kind-hearted woman who was the former governess to an aristocratic family took Emma in and made her a proper English maid. We follow Emma as suitor after suitor tries to woo her, all to no avail. However, when William Jones comes along, the boy who Emma's boss used to governess, Emma seems to be intrigued. It's very clear that William is in love with Emma, but he is of a higher class, so his father would never permit it. At a ball, William dances with a young lady named Eleanor, out of politeness. His father sees, and arranges that they should be married. William is enraged. This is where book one of this series ends. This was an incredibly quick read, as I read it before bed one night. I definitely enjoyed it. It's definitely targeted to a female audience, so I wouldn't teach it in class or recommend it to most boys. I would probably recommend the book to any of my students at any age, depending on their interests.
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message 1: by Shantay (new)

Shantay Sounds interesting. this might be one I'd pick up to read for personal enjoyment. Thanks for your review.:)


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