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Can she forgive him?

Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos


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Also by Jack Gantos:

From Norvelt to Nowhere, October 2013
Dead End In Norvelt, September 2011
I Am Not Joey Pigza, September 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key, July 2011
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Joey Pigza Loses Control, July 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Hole In My Life, September 2004
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Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key
Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza #1
Square Fish
July 2011
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Featuring: Joey Pigza
176 pages
ISBN: 0312623550
EAN: 9780312623555
Paperback (reprint)
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"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it -- I'm wired."

Joey Pigza's got heart, he's got a mom who loves him, and he's got "dud meds," which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. He learns the hard way that he shouldn't stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot - and eventually he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line. As Joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good. But he is determined not to let that happen.

In this antic yet poignant new novel, Jack Gantos has perfect pitch in capturing the humor, the off-the-wall intensity, and the serious challenges that life presents to a kid dealing with hyper-activity and related disorders.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.


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