Book Review: Destiny, Rewritten

Destiny, Rewritten by Kathyrn Fitzmaurice is wonderfully written story set in Berkeley CA, about a Emily, a young girl who’s mother has decided her destiny is to become a poet.  Having been named Emily, after Emily Dickenson, her destiny is to become a poet, or so her mother thinks.  Emily tries to figure out if a person can change or rewrite their destiny.  I was enthralled with the story, as it became more of a mystery to me as Emily attempted to locate a book of poetry that was lost.  During her search for the book she discovers a lot about herself, her friends and family.  Chapters are short, so if you have a reluctant reader they will enjoy.  The back stories are interesting too.  I thought it clever of the author to have Emily write letters to her favorite romance novelist, Danielle Steele. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but it’s a happy ending.  

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10 Responses to Book Review: Destiny, Rewritten

  1. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a great book for kids, especially because it acquaints them somewhat with Emily Dickinson. I wish my family *had* pushed me to be a poet, but it’s not a perfect world.

  2. Ruth says:

    Looks like you have written an interesting book. Thank you for sharing on the kidlitbloghop

  3. Patty says:

    This sounds like a fun book for middle grade readers. My daughter likes this sort of story – with a little mystery, a female character taking things into her own hands, and books playing a role. Thanks so much for posting about it – we’ll look for this book. I stopped by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  4. Stacie Theis says:

    I am always looking for new books for my daughter. She’s an avid reader and this one looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sally says:

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  6. Sally says:

    Your daughter will love it. Thanks for hopping by.

  7. Sally says:

    Thanks for hopping by. Your daughter will enjoy, I’m sure.

  8. Katie says:

    I have been wanting to read this, and your review sounds great! This seems like a great book for young readers too, so I’ll definitely put this on my list. I love stories with references to famous authors and poets. Hopping over from the blog hop–thanks for sharing!

  9. Julie Grasso says:

    You know what, I am going to be completely shallow, but you had me at the cover, it is just so lovely, I want to read this right now. Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

  10. Reshama says:

    I really like the premise of the story. Also like Julie says, the cover looks super awesome.. looking forward to reading this one!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

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