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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Higly Recommended/amazing

Joey Pigza is a bright 10-year-old boy that looks like you and me. But everything starts when his grandma was born. Though out his family they had problems with alcohol and when his dad runs away Joey is left with his crazed up grandma. His grandma doesn't help with his...
Joey Pigza is a bright 10-year-old boy that looks like you and me. But everything starts when his grandma was born. Though out his family they had problems with alcohol and when his dad runs away Joey is left with his crazed up grandma. His grandma doesn't help with his problem. And when his meds don't work Joey is out of the ordinary. From swallowing his house key to sharpening his finger in a pencil sharpener will his determined mom and loving teacher help Joey get better?
I would recommend this book for ages 8-99. It's a book for everyone and when you pick it up you pick it up you won't put it down. From the odd and interesting story line to the author's descriptive language obviously out of 5 stars this is a 5 star book. And if Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key isn't enough for you then you should pickup the next book Joey Pigza Loses Control to read more about the crazed up life of Joey Pigza.

posted by Mike-n-Ike on February 10, 2011

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4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

not good at all :

I thought in Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos didn't make it as good as it could of been. It was boring but in some parts it was okay like when he swallowed the key or when he cut Maria and when he went to the Amish farm with his school for a field trip. I would...
I thought in Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos didn't make it as good as it could of been. It was boring but in some parts it was okay like when he swallowed the key or when he cut Maria and when he went to the Amish farm with his school for a field trip. I wouldn't recommend this book.

posted by Anonymous on June 3, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2008

    not good at all :

    I thought in Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Jack Gantos didn't make it as good as it could of been. It was boring but in some parts it was okay like when he swallowed the key or when he cut Maria and when he went to the Amish farm with his school for a field trip. I wouldn't recommend this book.

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Read this

    It was awful. My teacher read it to my class once and i hated it. Do not waste your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Stupid

    DONT READ IT ITS DUME AND STUPID RIP OFF!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Dork

    It is poo I have a sister she is2 she is better at it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2003

    Stereotype Reinforced

    This book gives an excellent view of the confusion and pain associated with ADHD. However, the stereotype that these children come from dysfunctional families filled with abuse, neglect and abandonment is promoted in this book. It is time to stop blaming the families for this illness. It is also time to start fighting this stigma in our society. Brain Disorders strike all types of families just like any other illness.

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    Posted March 1, 2011

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