Just Friends

by Carol Joyce



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449729707
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449729714
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781449729721

About the Book

As the school year comes to a close, Melissa Rose Hartley wishes school were over and her summer at Southern Shores were underway.

Frustrated with the boys at school, Melissa Rose vows to never get involved with any boy, ever—until she meets Flynn.

Melissa’s adventures take her to faraway places, involve her in the neighborhood mystery, lead her to a hidden treasure, and send her stepping into a blissful friendship.

Join Melissa Rose as she finds fun and adventure at her beloved summer home in Southern Shores.

Author Carol Joyce shares the adventures she had growing up at the old shore home and the importance of developing friendships with boys in this inspiring story for young adults.

About the Author

Carol Joyce earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from York College, followed by a Master’s in Reading from McDaniel College. More recently, Joyce completed a study with the Professional Children’s Writing Program through the Professional Career Development Institute.

Just Friends continues with the adventures of Melissa Rose that began in Joyce’s first book for young adults, entitled Beads of Change and published in 2009.

At home in rural Maryland, Carol finds time for her writing passion, away from the hustle and bustle of life. Her books are aimed at helping young people navigate through life as a preteen and into the teenage years. She also visits schools, where she loves speaking to young adults concerning the importance of mastering writing skills as she shares a message of hope through the characters in her story. Now retired from teaching, Joyce follows her dream of being a full-time writer.

“I feel Beads of Change is a very relatable story for girls Missy’s age. The descriptive choice of words flows beautifully.”
—Juliana Camponeschi, age 14.