The path to joy is paved with adversity, as Carmen Browne discovers in Perfect Joy. There are changes all around her as she enters the sixth grade--new friendships, fickle popularity, and adolescent jealousy. When her grades suffer and her mom receives a distressing diagnosis, Carmen realizes she needs God more than ever. Carmen truly is an inspiring heroine, rising above her mistakes and her trials using her trademark spunk and admirable conviction--she finds the perfect joy that comes only from God. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.