Saturday, April 10, 2010

BOOK #1 UPDATE - EMILY by Emily Smucker

Book #1 is finished. 

EMILY by Emily Smucker

This book is from a series called Louder Than Words.  The blurb on the back states "Because Truth Is More Fascinating Than Fiction".  I first heard about these books in a blogger review.  They looked interesting so I ordered three.  My goal today is to read all three.

EMILY is about Emily Smucker, a Mennonite girl from Oregon.  She has always been prone to mysterious illnesses.  Her friends and family often refer to these bouts of sickness as "Emily flu". 

Her most recent sickness seems to be hanging on longer than usual.  School has started and she's missing most of it.  This is her senior year at a nearby Mennonite school, and even though her father is one of the teachers, it is looking doubtful that she will graduate on time.

After endless blood tests, doctors have determined that Emily probably has the West Nile virus.  Knowing what it is seems like it would be good news, but the bad news is there is no cure.  Patients eventually recover, but there is no predictable timeline or treatment to speed the healing process.

In her book Emily shares more than a year of her life as she struggles to keep up with normal activities and remain positive.  Thanks to family, friends, and her faith, Emily is hopeful about her future.


Kailana said...

Congrats on finishing your first book!

Serena said...

Looks like you are making great headway
Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
You’ll be entering a new land.