Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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"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 downown, 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. This title has Common Core connections.Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

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9781467656504
9781616373733
9781429936262
9780739330425
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MG
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890L
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subject_facetAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Juvenile fiction
Audiobooks
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Humorous Stories -- JUVENILE FICTION
School & Education -- JUVENILE FICTION
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction
Special Needs -- Social Issues
title_displayJoey Pigza Swallowed the Key
title_fullJoey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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Joey Pigza swallowed the key / Jack Gantos
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Humor (Fiction)
Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction
School & Education
Schools
Single-parent families
Special Needs