“About Emily Creek: Power of the Week:
Emily Creek is a sixteen year old high school student suffering from clinical depression. Following a failed suicide attempt on school grounds, she is assigned a therapist: Dr. Tim. She soon comes to discover that his form of treatment is anything but ordinary, and involves giving Emily one superpower every week.
Dr. Tim, a secretive, but well-meaning man, helps Emily come to terms with the usage of her weekly special abilities by encouraging her to investigate the ways in which they relate to her everyday life. However, Emily is equally as interested in investigating exactly who her mysterious clinician is and how he’s able to do the things he can do.
This book follows Emily in her journey to reclaim an identity taken from her by mental illness, while defining her relationships with the people around her. These include: her parents, her brother, and her best friend, Kenya. It also raises interesting questions. If you were given one superpower every week, what would you do? Who would you be? For Emily, she’ll find that those questions are far more than skin-deep…
Targeted Age Group: Young Adult
Written by: Joshua Wimbush