Joy School

Joy School

Large Print - 1997
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Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone; her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy. He is handsome, far older than she, and married, but she is entranced. As their relationship unfolds, so too does Katie's awareness of the pain and intensity first love can bring. Beautifully written Joy School portrays the soaring happiness one can feel at real love. A Boston Globe Bestseller.
Publisher: Rockland, Ma. : Wheeler, c1997
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781568954882
Branch Call Number: LPF BER NVD
Characteristics: 208 p. (large print) ; 21 cm


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Jul 01, 2016

Not quite as good as the first in the series

BugLady1 Apr 09, 2012

Loved this book as much as Durable Goods. The story picked up shortly after where the story in Durable Goods ended. Love how Berg puts the reader right into the story through the narrative of the main character. Katie is a believeable character with the naivity of an adolescent yet she has a wisdom beyond her years. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a quick read.

May 25, 2010

Very sweet coming-of-age story about a likeable girl. Quick read, too!

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