Emily is about to graduate from Deep Valley High School. She has friends, but she's never really felt as though she fits in, and as she gets ready to graduate, she feels even further away from the other girls. The other girls are getting ready to go to college and Emily knows that even though she would love to go to college and learn, not socialize like the other girls, she can't. She must stay with her elderly grandfather and help him to navigate the world. She feels a bit sad, and even gets depressed at first, but soon she realizes that she can either be sad, or she can do something about it. So she comes up with her own way to get an education, Deep Valley style. Soon, the sadness is gone and Emily is ready to move on with her life and conquer anything that comes her way.
I really enjoyed this book. I love Deep Valley and the feelings that it brings. I really enjoyed Emily's character, she's so responsible and always wanting to be learning something. I loved how motivated she was to take on her own education. I loved grandfather, sometimes it seemed as though he wasn't always living in the present, but he is a patriotic, loving man, just right to be Emily's grandfather. I really love how Maud Hart Lovelace's books seem as though they could have just happened, even though they really happened in the early 1900's.
Labels: Deep Valley Book, Maud Hart Lovelace