|Joey on the front cover of the|
first book in the series
When we first meet her in The School at the Chalet, Jo she is a young orphaned girl of 12 living with her 24 year old twin brother and sister, Madge and Dick. She is a very frail child and her health is a constant worry to Madge but Joey is still very boisterous and as in in the first chapter: 'possessed at least five times as much spirit as strength, and fretted continually at the restrictions they are obliged to enforce.'
Jo makes the books come alive with her very caring and loyal but wild nature and fiery temper that gets her into all sorts of scrapes when she goes to the Austrian Tyrol with Madge who decides to start up The Chalet School. She has a good moral sense at heart which often shines through but usually acts quite impulsively before thinking. Her personality with a hint of cheekiness was very loveable and she is very much looked up to in the school, especially as she moves up the years and is friends with everyone. I would love to have her as a best friend as she is very loyal and trusting, once she is friends with someone, they are her friend forever and the pranks that she and her friends play sounds like great fun! I also love how Joey has always been treated like an adult in the things that her sister Madge tells her but she is very reluctant to grow up and see friends who were former pupils at the Chalet School marry and have children.
Interesting facts about Joey:
- She is trilingual in English, German and French
- She loves history and has a special love of Napoleon
- She hates maths (especially algebra and trigonometry!!!)
- She is the editor of the Chalet School Magazine: The Chaletian
- She wants to be a famous author and LOVES reading a lot
Do you have a favourite character and why do you love them? I'd love any comments :)