Joey Pigza: Swallowed The Key

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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781250061683
Categories BX, Children's Books, Reading Books
Author(s) Jack Gantos
Publisher Square Fish
Pages 153
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.1cm x 1.1cm x 19.2cm
Weight 0.21 kg
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