Jenna has spent too long being complacent and accepting. Her mother and step-father constantly belittle and berate her for simply being alive. She passes through life keeping everyone and everything at arm’s length because it’s just not worth the questions or the pity party. She takes what they dish out and just tries to survive.
She has thought up a million different ways to get away from them, but lacked the motivation and the sheer will. Like a fast moving tornado, her motivation comes in the form of a boy who cares for her as none other has and who shows her a glimpse of hope, a glimpse into a life she never thought she could have.
But is her new motivation enough to get her out…
Lila is such an amazing writer. While reading Emerge, you can feel and relate to the character. Lila’s writing style lets you stay connected with the book. It has the perfect amount of description on the things the characters are seeing and feeling.
I loved how there were references to some books I have read. I thought that was the neatest thing, to see a reference to real books.
I loved how Jenna overcame the hardships she had in her life. I enjoyed how even those things were tough, she seemed to stay positive. I think that can be a powerful thing for young girls reading Emerge to see, it can give them hope, and give them a positive influence to look to.