Book Review – Finding Joy by Laurie Woodward

Finding Joy by Laurie Woodward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Bullied by her step-father and the kids at school, the peace-loving, hippie wannabe Joy Chappelle escapes her reality by getting high. When she attends a concert on her own far from home, her fantastic adventure turns into a frightening nightmare.

I enjoyed this coming-of-age story by Laurie Woodward. It is well written with good mix of characters to love and hate. I felt sorry for Joy and despised those who treated her like dirt. It was easy to get lost in the story and root for this teenaged underdog, hoping she’d come out stronger for all her tribulations.

This was a good story, but I did find the ending abrupt, and I wanted more. It feels like Joy’s story is to be continued, and I hope so. Because I’d like to know what happens next.




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