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Emily never imagined Aunt Elizabeth would allow her to go to high school in Shrewsbury, and she's thrilled, especially as her friends Ilse, Teddy and Perry will be there. But there are conditions: Emily must board with hateful Aunt Ruth, and she must promise to stop writing stories. For Emily, who dreams of being a writer, this is unthinkable, but she wants an education, so reluctantly agrees.
With the move from her home at New Moon to Aunt Ruth's house, Emily faces many challenges. Not only must she prove herself at school, despite rejection and jealousy, but she begins to realise that she is growing up. Her childhood friendships - especially with Teddy and Perry - start to turn into something more complicated and in a small-town the merest hint of gossip can cause hurt and scandal.
I didn't like the way in which the 'suspense' leading to the inevitable ending is drawn out and then rrsolved too suddenly without sufficient explanation.Published 11 months ago by Jane N
Possibly the best of the Emily series - not often you can say that about the second book in a trilogy - "Emily Climbs" follows Emily through her high school years. Read morePublished on 31 May 2010 by Star_Sea
Emily Climbs is a book for people of no imagination or life. It took me forever to read because of the lack of action and adventure. Read morePublished on 21 July 1999
I only just read the Emily books last year. Iam 15, and they gave me something. They were like a glipse of someting beautiful. Read morePublished on 23 Jun 1999