Emily Climbs (Mass Market Paperbound)
Starfire, 9780553262148, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 1983
Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. Asan orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helpedher face the difficult, lonely times. But now allher friends are going away to high school innearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannicalaunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promisesto stop writng All the same, this is the firststep in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossipsbuzzing. But Emily and her friends are confident --Ilse's a born actress, Teddy's set to be a greatartist, and roguish Perry has the makings of a brilliantlawyer. When Emily has her poems published andwrites for the town newspaper, success seems to be onits way -- and with it the first whispers ofromance. Then Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, and she must decide if she wants to change herlife forever.