Joy School

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Berg

Narrated By: Natalie Ross

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: December 2013

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

"A story that tugs at the heartstrings... Thirteen-year-old Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with a stern, inaccessible father following her mother’s death. Unable to fit in at school, she forges alliances where she can: with her housekeeper, with a pimply fellow misfit named Cynthia, and with the gorgeous Taylor, who gets her kicks out of shoplifting. Most frustrating of all is Katie’s imperfect friendship with the proprietor of a local gas station, a handsome twenty-three-year-old who shares her love of checkers but doesn’t return her crush. With humor and an eye for telling detail, Berg conveys the way each unpromising element of Katie’s life ultimately offers her more than she had anticipated.” — People

“[A] painfully accurate tale of first love...Berg can conjure character with a minimum of words and a rainbow of nuance. The reader misses Katie as soon as the book ends.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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