Emily for Real

Paperback | April 15, 2012

bySylvia Gunnery

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Seventeen-year-old Emily's world crumbles when her boyfriend dumps her and when she thinks her life can’t possibly get any worse, a series of secrets are revealed that threaten to tear her beloved family apart. Emily feels like she has no one to turn to, until an unexpected friendship blossoms with a troubled classmate named Leo. Sometimes despondent but always supportive, Leo is Emily's rock in an ocean of confusion and disbelief. Leo's life isn’t easy either, and he struggles to be both mother and father to his little sister while his mom battles her alcohol addiction. The two friends lean on each other, and in the end discover the inner strength to face whatever life throws at them. With incredible insight into the teenage psyche and speckled with pitch-perfect humour, author Sylvia Gunnery has created a heart-warming coming of age story that is sure to connect with young adult readers.

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Seventeen-year-old Emily's world crumbles when her boyfriend dumps her and when she thinks her life can’t possibly get any worse, a series of secrets are revealed that threaten to tear her beloved family apart. Emily feels like she has no one to turn to, until an unexpected friendship blossoms with a troubled classmate named Leo. Somet...

"Sylvia Gunnery is the author of many books for teens and younger readers. Throughout her former career as a teacher, she has met many students who have inspired her to create authentic and engaging stories. Out of Bounds, the first in her series of sports novels, is a Best Books for Kids and Teens/Our Choice Selection and was nominate...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.03 × 5.48 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0986949582

ISBN - 13:9780986949586

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As the narrator who shares her responses to a stream of stupefying revelations, Emily becomes a real girl, not a cardboard cut-out of a teen. - CanLit or LittleCanadians - 20120213