Joy SchoolLarge Print - 1997
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 Pub., 1997
Branch Call Number: LT F BER
Characteristics: 200 p