What Would Emma Do?
By: Eileen Cook
If you want it that bad, it can't be good...
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 know everything about everybody else...and especially since she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her best friend isn't speaking to her, her best guy friend is making things totally weird, and Emma is running full speed toward certain social disaster. This is so not the way senior year was supposed to be.
Time to pray for a minor miracle. Or Maybe, just maybe, it's time for Emma to stop trying to please everyone around her, and figure out what she wants for herself
summary from back of book
My Rating: 3.5/5
The summary for this book is a little misleading. It makes it seem as if this novel is entirely related to Emma having kissed her best friends boyfriend and wanting to do it again etc. It sets this book up primarily to be a love story as does the cover but there's a lot more to this novel than what's described. There is a whole other subplot revolving around Darci, a popular do-gooder whom is involved in some things that her very religious town would in no way appreciate. Emma, being a witness to the event doesn't know what to do, if she should come clean even though she could possibly be jeopardizing her chance at obtaining a scholarship and fleeing her small town for good as she'd hoped.
I really loved the humor in this book. Emma is hilarious and her perceptive on things are really entertaining. This book does focus a lot on religion seeing as the main character is from a very small American town where religion is usually a prime focus. However, it's not what you'd think in the sense that this book is in no way preachy. Emma is for the most part, trying to figure a lot of stuff out as well and to be honest, the religious aspect just added to the humor for the majority of this story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be more romance based, seeing as the summary pointed in that direction but I was in no way disappointed by the semi twist of plot. I would definitely recommend this book for sure.