Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis is a most beautiful contemporary novel about friendship, love and being lost.
The novel is beautifully written and very emotionally charged. It is about feeling lost and longing to belong.
I loved Emmie Blue, the main character with her huge heart and her searching for a home. Setbacks did not keep her down. Her heart and her huge capacity to love kept her going when most of us would have been floored. She brought out the maternal mothering gene in me as I just wanted to wrap my arms around her and give her a home.
A family is all Emmie Blue desires – a family to love and to be loved. There are some beautiful friendships within the novel. There are friendships that will self-sacrifice for love.
There was the theme of rejection which broke my heart. No child no matter how old should ever be rejected and starved of love.
Dear Emmie Blue was a bittersweet novel and so beautifully written. My heart and soul are full of love as the love Emmie Blue had is infectious. The reader cannot help but love her. Dear Emmie Blue was a marvellous debut novel. I cannot wait to read more by Lia Louis. Don’t forget the tissues!
I will leave you with a powerful quote:
“Nobody once talked about the money he’d saved, the car he had, the holidays he took. They… missed him… because that was enough.”
What legacy are you leaving behind?
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.