Not Today, But Someday

Not Today, But Someday

by Lori L. Otto

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Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto

This novella is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series. After the 3-volume series was published, readers wanted more. This is for the readers – the story of how Nate and Emi met.

In December of 1994, when she was a junior in high school, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. Forced to transfer schools mid-year, she wasn't trying to make new friends. In that same month, sophomore Nate Wilson's girlfriend broke up with him. Searching for someone to fill the void left by his first love, he meets Emi in his art class.

Nate knows he wants Emi from the moment he sees her. Emi knows she needs Nate after one night together. A life-long friendship is born, and a pact is made to ensure that nothing will come between them.

Books following this in the Emi Lost & Found series:
Lost and Found (book one)
Time Stands Still (book two)
Never Look Back (book three)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044341142
Publisher: Lori L. Otto
Publication date: 09/02/2012
Series: Emi Lost & Found , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 133,531
File size: 448 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

After an exhilarating, collaborative writing project, Lori L. Otto had an idea for an original novel. The characters and their rich stories would keep her awake at night, and even with barely any sleep, she felt more alert and alive than she had in years. Her days off were spent in cafés, sandwich shops and bookstores, feverishly trying to get all of the details out of her head and onto paper. In the spring of 2009, after a few months of writing, Lori decided to tweak one chapter from the novel-in-progress and enter it as a short story into the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. In the fall when the winners were announced, she was happily awarded an Honorable Mention, placing 40th in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category.

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Not Today, But Someday 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read the whole series of books. Lost and found is the first one! It was the best story ever! It is a beautiful trilogy that you wished went on and on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually read this after reading the 3 Emi Lost and Found books. It truly gave me insight into the characters that I so openly embraced. The phrase/title Not Today, but Someday was a perfect choice by Lori.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually wait til the end of a book to review. I'm only on chapter 4, and was hooked by chapter 2. This story is raw and feels real. I grew up back east in the 90s, and this story takes me back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For any young person who has felt the terrible sadness that a separation or divorce from his or her parents, this is the book to read. It teaches them that they may feel hate, deception, sadness, loss, but emerge from the experience stronger. I have read other books by this author so I can say this is her best one!
deeeee More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and after reading them, the prequel answered a lot of questions I had. Several of the books are/were free so if you haven't read this series, check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this prequel to the Emi Lost and Found series! I am glad I read this because I connected with the characters better and I now have a better understanding of Nate and Emi's relationship. I read the series before the prequel because the prequel had yet to be written however, I would recommend reading this before reading the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this after you read the series! It makes book two that much more heartwrenching!
Angel9906 More than 1 year ago
Even though this is a prequel to the story of Emi lost and Found, please read it after you have read, the first three stories. It tells how Emi and Nate meet each other and how their friendship develops as teenagers.  It is a wonderful read and adds so much to the story of Emi and Nate.
BergyB More than 1 year ago
What a nice prequel to the series in that we get to see how Emi & Nate's friendship got started. I read this after reading the series and I'm glad I did. I don't know if I could have handled reading this first knowing what happens in the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its very detailed and it pulls you write into the book. I could picture everything very easily. It was just my type of book.
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Read it in 1 day. Couldn't put it down!
KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This is the prequel to the Emi Lost and Found series. On the Goodreads page, it states that you can read this before the series or afterwards. I always have trouble deciding when to read prequels. In this case, I decided to read it before the series since this explains how Emi and Nate met. I figured starting the main series with some history certainly couldn’t hurt. Not Today, But Someday provides us with the foundation to Emi and Nate’s friendship. And though I know absolutely nothing about the Emi Lost and Found series (I’ve stayed away from all reviews and spoilers), I look forward to continuing on with Emi and Nate’s story. So whether you choose to start with the prequel or the series, I’m not sure it matters much (though for me, I think starting with the prequel was the right choice). Either way, I think Emi and Nate’s journey is going to be worth reading.
Raychel1 More than 1 year ago
prequel to Emi Lost&found series it gives great background info on Emi and Nate and how it all started. If you have read the whole series you would understand this isn't a YA series....
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megankylene More than 1 year ago
I had no idea what Lori Otto's Emi Lost and Found series was about before I jumped into it.  I had been told that it would wreck me and then put me back together.  And that's all I needed to know.  Going in blind seems to work well for me, that way I don't have any expectations and can form all of my own opinions.  As I read this series, I am so thankful that I didn't know very much.  It  allowed me to truly experience the characters, their emotions, and process through all the FEELINGS. The Emi Lost and Found series has captivated  me, held my attention and made my heart burst out of my chest for more reasons than one.  I can't get enough of it.  This series is without a doubt one of my favorites and I will forever sing its praises.  This leads me to my next question:  Why isn't everyone reading this series?  Seriously. Sixteen-year old Emily Hennigan, her older brother, Chris, and mom just moved into an apartment.  Her mother and father recently divorced after Emi caught her father cheating while she was out with her friends.  This event sort of scarred Emi for life and tainted her view on love.  Emi meets Nate Wilson during her first day at her new school in art class and these two have a connection immediately.  It was in no way instalove, but you could tell that there was something very special between them. Nate Wilson is very different from Emi in some ways but very similar in others.  He is very wealthy and lives in a compound mansion.  But it's he and Emi's love for art that bring them together. Emi is an aspiring graphic artist and Nate is an artistic child prodigy.  He has his own art room where he will lock himself away for hours and deprive himself of sleep in order to put his emotions on canvas. "She built the art room for me.  It's probably my favorite place in the world. It's not just the room I learned to become an artist in.  It's the room that taught me how to feel. It's the room where I discovered who I was." Right before meeting Emi, Nate's first girlfriend dumps him, leaving him with a jaded view on love.  It's their mutual hatred of love that bond Emi and Nate together. As they spend more time together and get to know each other on a deeper level, the magic happens.  I know what you're thinking - seriously?  magic.  Yes, people, magic.   Within this novella, Otto uses The Canterbury Tales to pull the series together.  Emi and Nate are given an assignment for English class in which they portray characters from the novel.  I don't want to say too much for fear of spoilers.  As I've read majority of the series at this point, I can understand the deeper meaning.  According to Lori Otti's website, you can read the novella first or last.  I chose to read it first, but now that I've read more the series, I am going to go back and reread the novella in the end. Lori Otto creates these beautiful moments between Emi and Nate.  I was hooked on Emi and Nate after this novella.  Both of them had dealt with some heavy issues at a young age, which led to some deep discussions between the two of them.  Even then, they both made each other better people and challenged each other.  Their friendship was very mature for their age, which was something was really appealing to me as a reader. After finishing the novella, I wanted to know what adulthood held for them.  Were they still friends?  Were they more than friends?  What are they like as a adults.  This prequel set the perfect foundation for book one, Lost and Found.  I knew the characters more and could understand their motivations and reasons behind their actions.
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I don't enjoy reading about teens smoking and getting laid, as stated in the book. One of the worst books ever with regard to morals and teaching our kids to respect themselves.