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True to Form
True to Form
Author: Elizabeth Berg
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, b...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743411356
ISBN-10: 0743411358
Publication Date: 5/13/2003
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 96 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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LaurenTW avatar reviewed True to Form on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved reading about the further adventures of Katie and her friends CherylAnne and Cynthia as they progressed into their teen years. This is the 3rd in a series (Durable Goods, Joy School) but can be read and appreciated entirely on its own. Not just for teens... In fact, a better read for those of us who grew up that baby-boomer era. We can relate to the usual activities, brand names, games and heart throbs much better than can today's teens. Read it, read it, read it! Elizabeth Berg gives us another outstanding novel. Will there be more about Katie? I hope so!
Bonnie avatar reviewed True to Form on + 371 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. I am a fan of Berg, of course, and this is the first time I've heard this reader, Arija Bareikis who is very talented with voices. You'd swear a 13 year old is telling her story. Also, I'm a sucker for coming-of-age tales, and there are so few about girls. This takes place in 1961, and the memories and nostalgia this evoked in me were so strong, hearing the little background details. The main character is real, and she is caught in a betrayal that just makes you cringe...have we all not done something similar when we were young and foolish? "True to Form will cause listeners to remember and reflect on their own moments of discovery and self-definition." So very, very true.
reviewed True to Form on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book took me back to my childhood. 1961...Katie tells of the summer she learned about true friendships both young and old. I felt like I was her friend and reliving memories of my life then. If you are wanting to have that warm cozy feeling of when you were young, you will really enjoy this book.

I felt like the reader was a little slow to start with, but I began to enjoy the story more as I listened and her slowness fit right in.
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reviewed True to Form on + 17 more book reviews
Really enjoyed this quick, sweet read. When you're looking for a little pick-me-up, this is it!
Tunerlady avatar reviewed True to Form on + 544 more book reviews
This is the absolute best yet from Elizabeth Berg. I could not put it down. The story of 13 year old Katie continues and it unfolds in a beautiful way...full of life's questions, search for meaning, betrayal, forgiveness, redemption and self-understanding.
Lissa avatar reviewed True to Form on + 224 more book reviews
good book


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