Emma Freke doesn't really fit in. That doesn't surprise her, considering that her name sounds like "am a freak." Knowing that, though, doesn't make it any easier, especially when her mother isn't at all concerned about Emma's uniqueness. So when Emma has the chance to go to a family reunion and meet the members of her father's family, she thinks that maybe this is her chance to fit in. The Frekes, though, are not what she was expecting. Emma is about to learn a lot about what makes a family and how to truly be a Freke and a freak.
There should be more books set at family reunions. They provide such a natural place for stress, conflict, and big emotional moments. Emma is an engaging character and she's strongly supported by all of the other people in her life, whether she knows it or not. This is a sweet, funny story that I'm glad I picked up.
Find it at IndieBound.
I read a copy at NetGalley courtesy of Carolrhoda Books.
Check out Elizabeth Atkinson's website.
Read it with:
A Sudden Change of Family by Mary Jane Auch
From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between by Elizabeth Atkinson
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt