When Mike Kissed Emma

When Mike Kissed Emma

by Christine Marciniak

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BN ID: 2940043333285
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 09/07/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 358 KB

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When Mike Kissed Emma 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kaydence on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Product Details * Pub. Date: July 2009 * Publisher: The Wild Rose Press * Format: Paperback, 176pp * Age Range: Young Adult * ISBN-13: 9781601545459 * ISBN: 1601545452Emma is one of the popular girls in her little private school. She has a plan that she is going to play opposite her boyfriend on stage this year for the Sound of Music. She is daydreaming about just that thing when she runs smack into Mike. Mike doesn't look quite right. They call him Biker Mike because he wears a leather jacket and rides a motorcycle. He doesn't fit in to their school and there are more rumors about him being in trouble than anyone else. Imagine everyone's surprise when he shows up for the musical auditions and is great. After everything Emma has tried, she doesn't get the part that she wants. She gets the lead. However, Mike gets the opposite role. How is she supposed to play Maria to his Captain? Things get worse when she finds out that he really seems like a nice guy. Everyone says bad things about him, but he takes care of his sisters and never seems to be in any trouble. The time that she spends with him sparks feelings inside of her that she doesn't understand. Then he kisses her at a school dance and she can't stop thinking about him. Will she choose her friends over him and stand by while he may get framed for things he did not do or will she stand up for him and put herself out on a limb? What happened to Emma's perfect life?I was involved in a lot of musicals in high school and they rarely developed into full-blown relationships, but it seems like this happens all of the time in the high school that Emma goes to. If they are playing lovers in the play, then they automatically become lovers in their high school lives. All of the characters in this story are shallow. Even though the reader spends most of the time in Emma's head, I don't feel like we ever got a clear idea of what she was about. I felt like the author was telling me what she was thinking instead of including me in those thoughts. The feelings that she was having were never catching enough that I felt they were important. I didn't care for the fact that I couldn't get into the characters. It is a short book and I finished it, but I would not likely read it again.2/5 stars
sithereandread on LibraryThing 7 months ago
WHEN MIKE KISSED EMMA is a fast-paced, young romance that questions the idea of love and friendship in high school. Marciniak has a great writing style, without over-describing, that gets right to the heart of the story. The character of Emma was a joy to read. She is fun and dedicated to her life as a high school actress and girlfriend to Trevor. She is strong, independent, and a force to be reckoned with among her peers. She is part of a small clique of students that are looked upon by others as the 'popular' group. They are all actors and their life thrives around the theater in their exclusive private school.Other group members include her sister, brother, her boyfriend Trevor, and various other snobs. Emma's younger sister Sara was sassy and spoiled. There were a couple of times I could have jumped into the book to smack her. I don't believe that girl has any idea of family or loyalty. Most of the other characters expressed these rude traits as well and it actually made me angry to read the things they said about others who were excluded from their group. But I think the despicable nature of characters was necessary for the development of Emma's outlook on life. I get nervous when I read a book based on another work, this instance 'The Sound of Music'. But I thought it was interesting and creative how it fit together. Emma has a hard time separating real life from fiction so it was comical to see how she overcame not getting her dream role with her dream man. Although the story was predictable at times, I absolutely adored the massive character progression that Emma made. Her personality never quite fit with her choice of friends but it took a kiss from a mysterious stranger for her to open her eyes and be who she truly is. Mike on the other hand is a great character from beginning to end and sees Emma from the inside out. He is one of those great guy's that any girl would love to be with. He sees the mistakes she has made but influences her to take risks, in turn, snapping her out of the tiny world she lives in.This book was a quick and delightful story. I recommend it to anyone looking for a break from the real world and experiencing a little romance and singing.
kittydanza More than 1 year ago
WHEN MIKE KISSED EMMA is a fast-paced, young romance that questions the idea of love and friendship in high school. Marciniak has a great writing style that gets right to the heart of the story. The character of Emma was a joy to read. She is fun and dedicated to her life as a high school actress and girlfriend to Trevor. She is strong, independent, and a force to be reckoned with among her peers. She is part of a small clique of students that are looked upon by others as the 'popular' group. They are all actors and their life thrives around the theater in their exclusive private school. Other group members include her sister, brother, her boyfriend Trevor, and various other snobs. Emma's younger sister Sara was sassy and spoiled. There were a couple of times I could have jumped into the book to smack her. I don't believe that girl has any idea of family or loyalty. Most of the other characters expressed these rude traits as well and it actually made me angry to read the things they said about others who were excluded from their group. But I think the despicable nature of characters was necessary for the development of Emma's outlook on life. I get nervous when I read a book based on another work, this instance 'The Sound of Music'. But I thought it was interesting and creative how it fit together. Emma has a hard time separating real life from fiction so it was comical to see how she overcame not getting her dream role with her dream man. Although the story was predictable at times, I absolutely adored the massive character progression that Emma made. Her personality never quite fit with her choice of friends but it took a kiss from a mysterious stranger for her to open her eyes and be who she truly is. Mike on the other hand is a great character from beginning to end and sees Emma from the inside out. He is one of those great guy's that any girl would love to be with. He sees the mistakes she has made but influences her to take risks, in turn, snapping her out of the tiny world she lives in. This book was a quick and delightful story. I recommend it to anyone looking for a break from the real world and experiencing a little romance and singing.
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Emma can't wait for tryouts to the high school musical The Sound of Music- for weeks she and her boyfriend Trevor envisioned themselves as Liesl and Rolfe. They've been singing "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" so it's a shock when her sister Sara lands the role and she lands the part of Maria. Now, Trevor and Sara will be singing to each other while she plays opposite Biker Mike. A fresh face in town and different than the drama crowd, Biker Mike shocks everyone by landing the role of the Captain. When Emma attempts to include him in their social gathering, the plan backfires. Her friends rebel calling him too different and wish that he never tried out for the play. As he and Emma rehearse together, she begins to see the boy underneath the tough exterior. Her feelings soften, but her friends make her feel guilty about spending time with him. Could she be falling for him even though she has the perfect boyfriend? I saw this book reviewed on another site and thought it looked wicked cute, so imagine my delight at winning a copy. It's a super cute tale of two worlds colliding in high school. I found Emma's friends annoying and hurtful and very small minded - but at the same time realistic. I loved the title chapters and they inevitably made me singing the songs in my head for days. Cute cover too!
SFOmom More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read for teens, WHEN MIKE KISSED EMMA follows a group of friends as they settle into their roles for the high-school play. Author Christine Marciniak captures the humor and drama of everyday life in high school. The characters and dialogue were very well done. Cleverly, the author uses lyrics from the school musical as chapter headings. This novel is a welcome break from the "clique" and "occult" novels that dominate teen lit. Appropriate for middle-school students and older.