Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Joonie” as Want to Read:
Joonie
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Joonie

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Heartwarming yet tough, this unforgettable story centers around a brave, young black girl named Joonie from Grassy Park, South Africa. When both her uncle and local priest attempt to take sexual advantage of her, Joonie refuses their advances. For all her fortitude, however, Joonie is slow to learn from the past—especially with respect to relationships—and she soon finds ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Jacana Media
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Joonie, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Joonie

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-47)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Julia Grundling
Aug 25, 2014 Julia Grundling rated it really liked it
i can't remember when last i read a book in one day. nothing better than a saturday of reading.

can't believe i haven't read any of this local author's books. i definitely want to read more.

this was an easy read, so it didn't take me too long. i loved the characters, the story, the style of writing, everything. very enjoyable - a typical saturday afternoon read. :)
Ricado
Apr 11, 2013 Ricado rated it it was amazing
Rayda Jacobs gives us the character Joonie a woman whose life is filled with tragedy, but with a triumphant soul and a defiant spirit. A book i was unable put down and had to just finish it. Rayda Jacobs is one of those remarkable South African writers and slowly becoming one of my favorite authors. a book that would easy become one of your favorites and must read authors.
Al
May 20, 2011 Al rated it really liked it
While this book has drawn a few negative reviews I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
It never lost it's momentum and the storyline was good.
If you enjoy reading local books (especially set in Cape Town) give this one a try.
John Stotesbury
Oct 08, 2014 John Stotesbury rated it it was ok
This is a re-read after a gap of several years, but it's still my impression that Jacobs has underplayed her previous dexterity as a writer chronicling the search for identity undertaken by South Africans in the so-called mixed-race or "Coloured" community. Perhaps it really is aimed at a young adult (female?) readership, but it doesn't clearly signal itself as such, since its narrator, Joonie, tells the reader at one point that she is now 50 years of age. Its (more marginal?) significance may ...more
Lorraine Mathewson
Lorraine Mathewson rated it really liked it
Apr 22, 2013
Gail Benjamin
Gail Benjamin rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2016
Petro
Petro rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2011
Beulah Meintjes
Beulah Meintjes rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2014
Joyce Olivier
Joyce Olivier rated it really liked it
Jan 08, 2015
Alex Klaff
Aug 17, 2011 Alex Klaff rated it really liked it
good read, kept me interested all way, sad somewhat but otherwise enjoyed it.
Roxanne Bosman
Roxanne Bosman rated it liked it
Oct 17, 2012
Lunelle
Lunelle rated it really liked it
Aug 04, 2012
Candypoetrygirl
Candypoetrygirl rated it it was amazing
Dec 14, 2015
Vanessa Ferreira
Vanessa Ferreira rated it liked it
Sep 17, 2013
Natalie Rae Denton
Natalie Rae Denton rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2012
Zsa Soffe
Zsa Soffe rated it it was ok
Feb 05, 2015
Shirley
Shirley rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2012
Andrea
Andrea rated it it was amazing
Aug 17, 2015
Fatima Bheekoo-shah
Fatima Bheekoo-shah rated it liked it
Dec 08, 2012
Fahmida
Fahmida rated it really liked it
Jun 12, 2014
Roche
Roche rated it liked it
Jul 28, 2011
Zareena Amod
Zareena Amod rated it did not like it
Jun 29, 2014
Nellie
Nellie rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2013
Brigitte
Brigitte rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2012
Tiah
May 18, 2011 Tiah added it
My feelings on this book are too complex to resort to stars.
Alix Reingold
Alix Reingold rated it really liked it
Jun 03, 2015
Gloria.
Gloria. rated it really liked it
Nov 04, 2016
Afrikan
Afrikan rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2015
Renee Martin
Renee Martin marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2011
Katherine
Katherine marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2011
Ntokozo
Ntokozo marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2012
Mogamat
Mogamat marked it as to-read
May 05, 2012
Shahirazad
Shahirazad marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2013
Marufah
Marufah marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2013
Cheyanne
Cheyanne marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2013
Terry Scott
Terry Scott marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2013
Marley
Marley marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2013
Londeka Ndukuda
Londeka Ndukuda marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
Samukelisiwe Zungu
Samukelisiwe Zungu marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2014
Romy Reddy
Romy Reddy marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2014
Waseema
Waseema marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2014
Carmen
Carmen added it
Sep 06, 2014
Alieyah
Alieyah marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
Michelle
Michelle marked it as to-read
May 07, 2015
Safieyah Ismail
Safieyah Ismail marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »