Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Happy September to all of my blog readers! We are now in the final months of 2017, which means that Luciana is coming soon!
Today I picked up Like Sisters: Emma Moves In at Barnes and Noble. Here's my review:
WARNING: DO NOT PROGRESS IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS.
The book was a bit slow at first and I didn't find Emma to be a likable main character at first. In fact, I didn't care for any of the characters at all! As the book progressed, I started liking the characters more. But the muddled plot and chapters that dragged on and on and on made me not have any opinion of the book.
UNTIL. THE END.
So, in the book, Emma and her mom move to their new town first, because her dad needs to find a new head chef at his restaurant. He takes so long that the dad and the mom fight and are almost at the point of separation.
IS SPARKLES AND RAINBOWS.
AND THEY DON'T GET SEPARATED.
I was literally in tears during the end. Not because it was moving and so good. I was in tears because I was mad. Angry. Devastated. Sad.
Many families, including mine, have to go through the terrible living hell called divorce. It is tough on many kids and tatters many families- even my doll family. American Girl missed a big opportunity to show a big issue impacting half of the families in America. Only one doll's parents are divorced. And she's a BeForever doll, so only having Julie with divorced parents would show people that divorce is a thing of the past.
I have never given a AG book a bad review (well, except for Smoke Screen- my school library has it and it was TERRIBLE and I hated the characters and the plot line and EVERYTHING), but Emma Moves In is the first AG book to get the AGDN Seal Of Doom.
Do better, American Girl.