I Am Not Emmanuelle Review

Today Annick Press launches a new series of books for young adults called the Single Voice. These novellas were originally published in France. Each little story talks about issues that teens face today. As of today there is six novellas in a three book flip book format. Another two books are scheduled for the fall.

Today I am proud to be able to take part in the launch of these novellas.

TITLE: I Am Not Emmanuelle
AUTHOR: Carine Tardieu
PUB DATE: 2010
PUBLISHER: Annick Press


Yes, it’s true, I stole a package of chewing gum, but I didn’t do it on purpose. I mean, I didn’t plan it, it was the circumstances that made me do it. Mom had given me a fifty-dollar bill and a list of things to buy at Naturalia: dish soap, tofu, sausage (“Make sure you check the expiration date,” she told me), dates, broccoli. When I passed the candy rack, just before the checkout, I saw this package of fancy chewing gum that I really wanted, $3.50 for a package of eighteen. Natural banana-flavored gum, 100 percent organic, surely Mom, if she had been there, would have bought it for me. So I put it in my shopping bag and got in line to pay.

Thank You to Joanna from Annick Press for providing the photos used in this post and please note that ABOUT THE BOOK was taken from the Annick Press’s Website


Thanks to Joanna for sending me this book to read, review and for allowing me to be a part of the virtual tour of the book. It was truly an honor to be one of the selected six bloggers to be able to do this.

This was a super quick easy read. I was able to read through it rather quickly.

Its a teen issue that I am sure teens are always struggling with that is shoplifting.

Adele is a thirteen year old girl. Her mother has sent her to the store to pick up somethings for dinner. While she is in the check out line she spots a pack of banana flavored gum and puts it in her bag. As she is waiting she daydreams about her dead sister. When its her turn she puts all the items on the counter and mistakenly forgets the gum.

Will she get caught?

I really enjoyed reading this book as well as the other books in the series (stay tuned for upcoming reviews of these) and I loved the concept of the books. Its two books in one and all with an important message in them. I think this would make a great gift for young adults to know they aren’t alone or going through it on their own.

Annick Press has also set up a web page dedicated to the Single Voice books and you can check it the Single Voice website for more info.

I am also very honored to include a trailer for the books which is being released today.

You can check out these other selected bloggers who are reviewing the Single Voice series today:

Book 1:
Just Julie: http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/

Book 2:
Descent into Paradise: Green Bean Teen Queen
A Place to Live: The Book Muncher

Book 3:
Nothing but Your Skin: Up The Tower Of Books
The Pool Was Empty: Hey Teenager

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