Emily's Quest

Emily's Quest

Book - 1983
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Emily Starr is certain of two things - that she will be a great writer and that she and Teddy Kent are destined to be together. School is over, and one by one her friends leave to follow their dreams, including Teddy, who goes to art school in Montreal. Emily chooses to stay at New Moon, and though she misses her friends, she knows the path of a writer is a solitary one. With each visit home Emily's friends seem more distant, especially Teddy. Desolate, but determined to hide her feelings, she throws herself into finishing her novel. When it is rejected, though, her confidence is shattered. To banish all thoughts of Teddy, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love and give up on her dreams forever. But can she really have been so wrong about everything?
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1983, c1927
ISBN: 9780770417970
Branch Call Number: J FIC Montg
Characteristics: 228 p


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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

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW 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.

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...

Jan 20, 2012

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

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Jan 20, 2012

moocow12 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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