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Becoming Johanna

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Since the age of three, the grim conditions and strict directives of Peakie’s Foundling Home have ruled 16-year-old Josefina Charo’s life. Her inquisitive nature and love of books highlight an intelligence that allows her to graduate two years early from secondary school. However, she is disappointed to learn Peakie’s will not provide a higher education, nor will she be pe ...more
Paperback, 1st Ed., 114 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Artiqua Press
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Laurette Long
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Assigned to read this novella as part of a review group, I started the free download with no idea of what to expect.
I soon found myself succumbing to the kind of spell that takes hold when reading fairy tales or fiction for young readers, where you get caught up in the imaginary world of the central character, in this case 16-year-old Josefina Charo, inhabitant of Peakie’s Foundling Home. Peakie’s may not be Dotheboys Hall, but with its forbidding staff and barbed-wire topped walls, it’s definit
Kathleen Rowland
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Becoming Johanna by C.A. Pack
Josefina Charo lands in an orphanage and survives by her wits and intelligence. By the time she’s sixteen, she’s read most of the books available. Knowing more than her teachers, she’s put to work in maintenance and saves her meager wages. She overhears a man inquiring about her at the orphanage but isn’t in a position to respond. When she finds identification in a wallet with a name with her initials, the idea of escape comes to her. She uses the ID to buy a bus tic
Mehreen Ahmed
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Becoming Johanna by C.A. Pack, Josifina Charo felt the orphanage conditions stifled her talents. She craved for freedom, which came at a price; there was a tradeoff. She was not born with silver spoon in her mouth and life wasn't going give one to her either. Although she had a complete makeover from Josifina Charo to Johanna Charette, but her struggles were still real - cold, hungry and tired. However, for all her sufferings she remained loyal to her core values. Time did not harden her into ...more
Pamela White
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Josefina is living in an orphanage. She longs to grow up and get away from an environment where children are barely able to thrive. However, she grows into an intelligent teenager. After she leaves the orphanage is where her adventure of life begins. This is a great book about a teenager who has courage and perseverance in a tough world. It's about a sweet girl who grows up and learns how to make it on her own. I would recommend it for teenagers, young adults and others who want to see how this ...more
Rose Carrasquillo
Johanna is a plucky gal

I gave this book 5
Stars because the main character is dealing with a lot. Yet I have hope that she will have a good life.
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Indie Author's Ma...: eBook Giveaway 1 2 Jul 01, 2016 02:08PM  
C. A. Pack is the author of the episodic YA fantasy seres, The Library of Illumination and can usually be found wandering around inside her imagination looking for fun things to write about. Some people may think that's a stupid place to hang out, but for her it's really quite pleasant.

She is currently at work on her seventh adventure in the episodic Library of Illumination series and on her fou
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