Emily Climbs Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Emily Climbs, Emily Byrd Starr moves out of her cherished childhood home to continue her education at Shrewsbury High School, while living with her strict and unsympathetic Aunt Ruth. While at Shrewsbury, the reader accompanies Emily through not only a period of humorous and insightful adolescent growth but also gives an honest, endearing portrait of the development of a true writer.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sunshine Kirst

In the second book of L.M. Montgomery's Emily trilogy, Emily Starr finds herself wishing to attend high school, not always a widely accepted practice for a young girl living in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the early part of the twentieth century. Emily comes from a proud family, the Murrays, who are not the most likely to permit young women follow their dreams. Emily wishes to become a writer, however, and attending school with her friends offers her many opportunities. In order to attend school, however, Emily must leave New Moon farm, a place she has come to love, and live with the bitter and unkind Aunt Ruth. Emily is convinced that Aunt Ruth will never like her, and she worries about her own ambitions to become a writer. Emily and her friends Ilse, Teddy, and Perry have many adventures as they grow up together.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   writer Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Island?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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