Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Just Like Emily

Just Like Emily (1992) Post 270

Just Like Emily is an easy-read story about the dynamics of friendship. Jade and her best friend Emily are joined at the hip, but Emily is generally the leader. They like the same things, and dislike the same things, and they're united in despising Genevieve Watson, because... hey, she wears pink socks! Then Emily starts ballet lessons. Jade asks to start them too, but her parents can't afford it.
Emily has a crowd of new ballet-mad friends. She's still friends with Jade, but Jade can't talk ballet... One day, lonely Jade actually stops to talk to Genevieve Watson and discovers there's a lot more to her than she thought. Emily discovers this and mentions pink socks. Jade points out that Emily is wearing pink tights...
Emily grins, just like the old friend she is, and proclaims there is nothing wrong with pink socks OR pink tights, and a girl can have lots of friends...
Jade may no longer by Just Like Emily, but now she is learning to be just like Jade.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service.

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