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What would Joey do?

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Sequel to Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor Book

Are they flirting or fighting? This is Joey Pigza's question when the fireworks suddenly start to explode between his long-separated mom and dad, whom he's never really had a chance to see together. The more out of control his parents get, the less in control Joey feels and the more he wants to help make things better. But Joey's ailing tell-it-like-it-is grandmother wants her grandson to see it like it is with his unpredictable parents. Knowing that she is fading fast, she needs Joey to hurry up and show that he can break the Pigza family mold by making a friend in the outside world. The only potential candidate, however, is Olivia Lapp -- Joey's blind homeschooling partner, who brags that she is "blind as a brat" and acts meaner to Joey the more desperate he gets for her friendship -- even if Joey senses there's more to her than meets the eye.

In this dazzling episode, Jack Gantos's acclaimed hyperactive hero discovers that settling down isn't good for anything if he can't find a way to stop the people he cares about from winding him up all over again.

What Would Joey Do? is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Full title what would joey do
Author gantos jack
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
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series Joey Pigza books
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subject_facet Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Juvenile fiction, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. -- Fiction, Blind -- Juvenile fiction, Blind. -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Home schooling -- Juvenile fiction, Home schooling. -- Fiction, People with disabilities -- Fiction, People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction, Persons with disabilities -- Fiction
title_display What would Joey do?
title_full What would Joey do? / Jack Gantos
title_short What would Joey do?
topic_facet Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Blind, Family problems, Grandmothers, Home schooling, People with disabilities, Persons with disabilities