Destiny, Rewritten

By Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Dec 18, 2012 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Alice Gottesman

Genre: Fiction

Number of pages: 352

What’s the basic story line?

Destiny, Rewritten is about a girl named Emily Davis, whose destiny is written in a book of Emily Dickinson’s poems. Inside the book, Emily’s mother wrote that Emily would become a poet. However, Emily doesn’t even like writing poetry. After finding out that the book holds other important information—the name of the father Emily has never known—she loses the book. Destiny Rewritten is the story, with many twists and turns, of Emily and her best friend’s mission to get Emily’s book back.

Are the characters believable? Explain.

The characters are believable. Emily is just a regular middle-school girl whose mother decided to write her destiny in a book of poems. The author does a really good job of explaining Emily’s fear, confusion, humor and happiness.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how would you rate this book? Explain.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this book an 8. I really liked how the author took such a minor problem—losing a book—and made it a major problem. It really makes you imagine what it would be like if the plan of your life was written in a book and you lost it!