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Joey Pigza Loses Control Hardcover – September 22, 2000
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Jack Gantos's second book about Joey Pigza is just as delightful and soulful as his first. Joey's attempts to keep the fragile peace in his life intact are touching, and his intense longing to just be normal will mirror the feelings of most preteens, whether they have ADD or not. Joey Pigza may sometimes lose control, but he never loses his heart. This is an exceptional sequel. (Ages 10 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
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Over the next six weeks, Carter proves to be much more complex than Joey's wife described or the way the lad dreamed his dad would act. Carter's lessons in life reinforce his behavior leading to the tossing of Joey's medicine down the toilet while insisting real men tough out their problems without external aids. Although Joey knows what happens without the "good meds", he decides to "tough" it out even as his own behavior begins to spin out of control.
JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL, the sequel to the great JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWS HIS KEY, is a tremendous dark tale aimed at middle schoolers, but should be prime reading for grown-ups. The story line cleverly plays at two levels. The interesting plot engages young readers as they cheer for Joey to survive to balance his out of control universe. The tale also targets adults to understand that we serve as role models that our children will one day emulate. Readers of all ages who wire into Jack Gantos will know they have read some of the most poignant drama available.
Joey Pigza is a very touching book. It speaks of the everyday life of a boy my age, yet something in his life that I don't understand makes him hyper. His thoughts and beliefs are only of good cause, yet his body is crazy and does harmful things. This book touched me because I understood the feelings, but it was bad because just as much I didn't. But at some parts the book became boring and scary with nothing that spoke to me. I think this book would be good for people who like an eventful book. I would rate this book a 2 on a scale of 1-5.
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My 8 and 12 year old girls love this book. They love the whole Pigza series. And if you're a parent reading this aloud, you'll be entertained as well. Funny, smart, and fresh.Published 8 months ago by Rachelle
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