Janey's Girl

Janey's Girl

Paperback - 1998
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Fourteen-year-old Claire and her mother, Jane, are on their way across the country to visit Claire's grandmother. As they approach the family farm, Claire watches her mother become more and more anxious. Until now, she thought they had an open relationship with a healthy respect for each other's privacy. This trip unlocks the key to the many questions Claire has about their past -- including the identity of her father and the reason her mother never went back home until now. Gayle Friesen's novel Janey's Girl is a coming-of-age story with a twist: Claire's mother is the one who reaches maturity.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9781550744637
Characteristics: 222 pages ;,21 cm.


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Jun 13, 2011

This book was so heartfelt and memorable. It is a bit slow at the beginning and readers may be mislead by the cover or description, as well as the publication date (1998), yet this book is absolutely amazing.
Janey, the main character finds herself on the way across Canada with her mother, to visit her Grandmother. This is in a small town where everybody knows everybody, and there are no such things as secrets. Janey finds herself surrounded by people she's just met, who seem to know so much about her, yet she is completely unaware and oblivious to her familial situation. The story deepens when Janey finally meets her biological father,and falls in love with a boy in town.
Such a beautiful story, so sweet and memorable, I definitely recommend it as a great summer read.

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