The Diary of an Extraordinary Child
Emmy is a teenage girl living in a small town in Oneonta, Alabama. Other girls her age are worried about what college to attend, what career to choose, and which guy to date. Emmy isn’t the typical girl. She is fighting leukemia, and all she wants is the chance to live her life; living her life to the fullest and on her terms. Emmy’s parents aren’t allowing their daughter to do anything but stay at home, and go to her weekly doctor appointments. Her parents won’t let Emmy know what is going on with her own health, everything is kept as a secret from Emmy. It isn’t easy for Emmy on any given day, but things get worse once she finds out another secret her parents were hiding; a secret that could very well tear Emmy to pieces. Emmy is determined to live her life to the fullest, even if that means going against her parents wishes. With her grandmother’s encouragement, and the help from some new friends, she just might be able to get her life back. Will Emmy get to live her life “out-loud” on her terms? Will her parent’s secret prove to be too much to bear? Will her battle with cancer end before she has the chance to be an "ordinary girl"?