Jo's Search


93 pages
ISBN 02-947370-5





Reviewed by Joan McGrath

Joan McGrath is a Toronto Board of Education library consultant.


Fifteen-year-old Jo loves her adoptive parents. They’ll always be her “real” parents, who share all her memories of a happy and well-loved childhood. But just at the moment Ruth and Jim can’t seem to understand her; they don’t realize she’s growing up, and needs her freedom. Jo is certain that if only she could find her birth mother, all her problems would magically vanish. In spite of her parents’ distress, Jo begins her search. She does find her birth mother, and although her problems don’t disappear, her “real” parents remain as dear as always, and her life is enriched by the discovery of her heritage. A readable addition to Series 2000.


Kropp, Paul, “Jo's Search,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 22, 2024,