Emily's Quest

Emily's Quest

Book - 1989
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Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love... as she tries to banish all thoughts of Teddy. In her heart, Emily must search for what being a writer really means...
Publisher: Toronto, ON : McClelland and Stewart, ©1989
ISBN: 9780770420604
0770420605
Branch Call Number: +F MON
J PB MON
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 17 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 19, 2017

This book, like the other Emily books, takes the reader skillfully through Emily's beautiful story of darkness and despair, pale light and purple enchantment. Emily is a character that will live inside you vividly. She has a mysterious, unique beauty and personality that captivates readers' hearts.
We watch Emily's talent and passion for writing maturing and blossoming, while her life flows with twists and turns. Emily's Quest is significantly darker than the first two books. It contains more passion and depth with failures and heartaches. This, however, is beautifully balanced with the charm and humor and beauty of the author's words. Emily's Quest is a windy, romantic, wistful, passionate, thrilling ending to the popular trilogy.
"Violet-sprinkled valleys of spring-- blossom-script of summer-- minstrel-firs of autumn-- pale fires of the Milky Way on winter nights-- soft, new-mooned skies of April-- gnomish beauty of dark Lombardies against a moonrise-- deep of sea calling to deep of wind-- lonely yellow leaves falling in October dusks-- woven moonlight in the orchard. Oh, there was beauty in life still-- always would be. Immortal, indestructible beauty beyond all the stain and blur of mortal passion."
- @StarRead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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marthabwaters
Aug 10, 2016

I had forgotten, since my childhood reading of this book, how dark it is. (I mean, no one throws themselves in front of a train or anything, but still: not all sunshine and roses.) However, I think that made me enjoy it all the more -- until the last ten pages. Which infuriated me. This book has, sincerely, one of the most rushed, slapdash conclusions I've ever read. I still have to give the book four stars overall because I just love Emily (if you like the Anne books, but wish Anne had a biiiiit more of an edge, seriously: read the Emily books), but the ending made me rage. Consider this a warning!

Kereesa Dec 03, 2015

I was nervous, crying, and fearful the entire time.

5/5 Would read again.

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poirot1421
Mar 08, 2013

The Emily stories are at the top of the list of my favorite books. They are enchanting and completely delightful. They make you wish you could have childhood back again, if only you could share it with Emily...

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moocow12
Jan 20, 2012

Good book! Older then the other LM montgomery books....great book though

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moocow12
Jan 20, 2012

moocow12 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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