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Elizabeth Berg's previous novels about the feminine experience in its various stages of girlhood, adolescence, and adulthood have won her a loyal following for their emotional accuracy and powerful voices. In Joy School, Berg's newest book, young Katie's first experience of intense romantic love--with a much older man--becomes not just a crucible for the lessons of love in its various guises, but a rite of passage. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A 13-year-old girl falls in love with a 21-year-old garage mechanic who saves her life. From this unrequited love and other sorrows, she learns about the joys of life.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The voice of the main character of this novel is compelling, funny and easy to relate to. Although this may be subjective, this novel was an easy read for me - full of humor,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tara
I've been wanting to read this for over a year now. Not sure what I was expecting, but it just wasn't "there". Read morePublished on May 9 2004 by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love Elizabeth Berg and started to fall in love when I first read her novel "Open House". I was soooo excited to finally read "joy school". Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by dicey23
I enjoyed this book. I hesitated buying it for quite a while and once i began reading, I couldn't imagine why. The narrator is so enjoyable, you just can't get enough of her. Read morePublished on June 20 2003 by Alicia Walker
Joy School has a wonderful flow and explores themes of losses, loves, and friendships of different kinds. Read morePublished on May 10 2003
After reading this book, I was hoping that there would be another book written about Katie. I am so glad to find out that there is! Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2003 by laeney
Underneath actions and feeling, there is a truth which Elizabeth Berg seems to grasp so easily. It's so honest. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002 by Ariadne Samuels
This is the fourth Elizabeth Berg book I've read, and it has cemented my admiration for this writer. Read morePublished on July 2 2002 by Margaret M. Bell