True to Form

True to Form

Book - 2002
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Katie Nash -- the beloved heroine of Elizabeth Berg's previous novels Durable Goods and Joy School -- is thirteen years old in 1961, and she's facing a summer full of conflict. Her father has enlisted her in two care-taking jobs -- baby-sitting for the rambunctious Wexler boys and, equally challenging, looking after Mrs. Randolph, her elderly, bedridden neighbor. To make matters worse, Katie has been forcibly inducted into the "loser" Girl Scout troop, compliments of her only new friend Cynthia's controlling mother. Her only saving grace is a trip to her childhood hometown in Texas, to visit her best friend Cherylanne. But people and places change -- and Cherylanne is no exception. When an act of betrayal leaves Katie wondering just what friends are really for, she learns to rely on the only one left she can trust: herself.
Full of the joys, anguish, and innocence of American adolescence, True to Form is a story sure to make readers remember and reflect on their own moments of discovery and self-definition.
Publisher: New York : Atria, c2002
ISBN: 9780743411356
0743411358
9780743411349
074341134X
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 25 cm

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janwishart
Jul 08, 2016

Final book in the trilogy. Katie learns some life lessons

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SuzeParker
Feb 15, 2014

I've never known a teenager like Katie Nash. And yet, Katie Nash is exactly the 13-year-old I was, and every 13-year-old girl I've ever known. That's how perfectly Elizabeth Berg paints the character, coupling all the complexities and uncertainties of being a teen with the fresh insights of one on the brink of adulthood. I don't typically like slice-of-life books, where the reader is dropped into a character's life at some random point and sticks around observing for a while as the character lives a relatively normal, uneventful life. But Berg's writing is so appealing and Katie is such a well-drawn, "true-to-form" character that I felt very connected to her and to the story.

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Chrisirvine
Jul 24, 2013

Another great book from Elizabeth Berg. She is a very perceptive writer and an interesting and enjoyable read always about people, ordinary (extraordinary) people. Never too depressing and always something to learn about life and self.

BugLady1 Apr 28, 2012

Thank you Elizabeth Berg for creating yet another great story about Katie! True to Form is so true to you! An enjoyable light read with some great food for thought and reflection on oneself. If you are a fan of Durable Goods and Joy School then this book is a MUST for you! Read it!

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maddie00
Aug 25, 2011

One of my favorites!

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