I Am Not Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza Series #4)

I Am Not Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza Series #4)

by Jack Gantos
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I Am Not Joey Pigza 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the other three and this one is the perfect conclusion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for the next book! Jack Gantos has really gone all out on this awesome novel. I feel like i am right there in the heart of Joey's messed up world with his crazy family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just recently changed to Joey Pigza (now), a boy is caught between losing his old name and having the strength not to blame his parents. Tells kids to be strong, charismatic, loyal and other good things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kidding again. Still never read this book but im assuming its horrible because the first book had a girls nose choped off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My school librarian read it to my class when I was in fourth grade and I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this a good book for kids 11-16. It was a interesting book. Then again that is just my opinion. The intrested level would probaly be around 9 and10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not know what this book is about. But I must read it to my kids when I grow up.
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Laurie Boyles More than 1 year ago
Amazing book and cant what for the next one to come out
Janet Horan More than 1 year ago
I love this book jack whent all out i love joey pigza books cause i think i relate with the ADHD exp. if i had the chance in school i would spin myself as fast as i could!
Elise Metoyer More than 1 year ago
I cant wait i have been waiting4ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA, author Jack Gantos has reunited the family for more fantastic Pigza adventures.

In case you haven't met Joey and his family, they suffer from the affliction commonly known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). He suffers from it, his father has it, and his grandmother had it, too. The beginning of this new book shows Joey and his mother are adjusting to life after the death of Grandma Pigza. They are doing pretty well. Joey is handling the pressures of school, and mom is working at a local nail salon. The two family Chihuahuas are as crazy as ever.

Soon Fran Pigza announces to Joey that she has been secretly seeing his dad, Carter Pigza, for several months. His dad has recently had a lucky lottery win and "found" his new, true self - Mr. Charles Heinz. He wants to reconnect with the family and even has new identities for them. Fran is to be Maria Heinz, and Joey will be the new Freddy Heinz.

Along with what Joey calls the rewedding of his parents, there is a fair amount of cash flowing. Before he knows it, Joey and his parents and the two dogs are moving. They are the proud owners of a roadside diner. The plan is to open the diner, keep playing the lottery, and win big so they can have the life his father says Charles Heinz and family deserves.

Even with a new name, the Pigza "luck" and craziness take control. First there's a free Thanksgiving meal at the diner for everyone who needs it, then there's a wild Christmas with ATV's and paintball guns which leads to the new plan - building a Paintball Gun Shooting Gallery. All these plans are accompanied by furious spending sprees, preparations for a new baby, and dodging the school authorities who think Joey should be attending class.

Middle grade readers who know Joey will be happy to see his return. For new readers, be sure to check out the previous titles in the series, which includes JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY, JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL, and WHAT WOULD JOEY DO?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I posted this I realized why it is called I Am Not Joey Pigza
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horble ruined the while serise it made me cry and die in side just awful di not read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok book but it was not the best book i have read
Guest More than 1 year ago
In I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA, author Jack Gantos has reunited the family for more fantastic Pigza adventures. In case you haven¿t met Joey and his family, they suffer from the affliction commonly known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). He suffers from it, his father has it, and his grandmother had it, too. The beginning of this new book shows Joey and his mother are adjusting to life after the death of Grandma Pigza. They are doing pretty well. Joey is handling the pressures of school, and mom is working at a local nail salon. The two family Chihuahuas are as crazy as ever. Soon Fran Pigza announces to Joey that she has been secretly seeing his dad, Carter Pigza, for several months. His dad has recently had a lucky lottery win and ¿found¿ his new, true self ¿ Mr. Charles Heinz. He wants to reconnect with the family and even has new identities for them. Fran is to be Maria Heinz, and Joey will be the new Freddy Heinz. Along with what Joey calls the rewedding of his parents, there is a fair amount of cash flowing. Before he knows it, Joey and his parents and the two dogs are moving. They are the proud owners of a roadside diner. The plan is to open the diner, keep playing the lottery, and win big so they can have the life his father says Charles Heinz and family deserves. Even with a new name, the Pigza ¿luck¿ and craziness take control. First there¿s a free Thanksgiving meal at the diner for everyone who needs it, then there¿s a wild Christmas with ATV¿s and paintball guns which leads to the new plan ¿ building a Paintball Gun Shooting Gallery. All these plans are accompanied by furious spending sprees, preparations for a new baby, and dodging the school authorities who think Joey should be attending class. Middle grade readers who know Joey will be happy to see his return. For new readers, be sure to check out the previous titles in the series, which includes JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY, JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL, and WHAT WOULD JOEY DO? **Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka 'Readingjunky'
Kristin Tew More than 1 year ago
I have this at myy libray. Havent read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really didnt like this book because i thought the whole concept was dumb. It fell way below the standards of the other books. I will not be reading Jack Gantos again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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