Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: MANGA CLASSICS: Emma by Jane Austen, Po Tse, Crystle S Chan, Stacy King


Just in time for the 200th anniversary, Manga Classics brings Jane Austen’s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful new manga adaptation of Emma.

When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of master artist Po Tse.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This book is a great twist on a wonderful classic!

My favorite character is Harriet because she is super kind. The only downside is how much she cares about other people's opinions. 

My favorite scene is when Emma and Mr. Knightley get married because everyone is finally happy and there is no more drama. 

I recommend this book to anyone who would like a creative take on a classic. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 and up.