Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

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This sweet contemporary story about poetry, family, and determining your own destiny is perfect for fans of books by Wendy Mass, Joan Bauer, Sharon Creech, and Rebecca Stead.

Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has never met her father, so when a book of poetry with his name in it goes missing, Emily and her friends search all over their hometown of Berkeley, California, hoping to track it down. Meanwhile, even though her English-professor mother insists that Emily is destined to become a poet (she named her after Emily Dickinson!), Emily secretly corresponds with her idol, romance writer Danielle Steel.

As Publishers Weekly says, "Fitzmaurice's story deftly mingles Dickinson, Danielle Steel, a budding crush, and protesting tree sitters while maintaining suspense that leads to a satisfying ending."

 

About Kathryn Fitzmaurice

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Kathryn Fitzmaurice taught elementary school in California for twelve years before becoming a full-time writer. Destiny, Rewritten is her third novel. Her first book for young readers, The Year the Swallows Came Early, was named a SCIBA Award finalist, a BookPage Best Book of the Year, one of ALA Booklist's Top Ten First Novels, and a Scholastic Instructor magazine Best Kids' Book, among many other accolades. You can visit her online at www.kathrynfitzmaurice.com.
 
Published February 27, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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But the very day Emily learns that one of those notes contains her father’s name, the book accidentally goes to Goodwill.

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Publishers Weekly

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Fitzmaurice (A Diamond in the Desert) explores fate and destiny with a light yet thoughtful touch in this novel about sixth-grader Emily, named by her free-spirit mother after Emily Dickinson. Emily’s

Feb 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Destiny, Rewritten

Publishers Weekly

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Fitzmaurice (A Diamond in the Desert) explores fate and destiny with a light yet thoughtful touch in this novel about sixth-grader Emily, named by her free-spirit mother after Emily Dickinson.

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City Book Review

Emily goes on an epic search for the book that leads her through every used-book store in Berkeley and introduces Emily to a cast of characters worthy of every page turn.

Feb 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Destiny, Rewritten

KidsReads

The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!Fitzmaurice gives readers entertainment along with questions about family, destiny and free will.

Feb 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Destiny, Rewritten

Shelf Awareness

I've met some of my favorite people because of my involvement with books, and when I visit bookstores in other cities I feel like I'm taking part in this big, constantly evolving dialogue that I wouldn't have access to were it not for reading."

Jan 30 2013 | Read Full Review of Destiny, Rewritten

Gr 5–7—Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis's flighty mother reveals that Emily's rare volume of Emily Dickinson's poetry not only embodies her destiny to become a great poet, but also contains the name of Emily's unknown father scribbled somewhere in the margins. Unfortunately, Emily loses the ...

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