What Would Joey Do? (Joey Pigza, 3)
by Jack Gantos
Sequel to Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor BookAre they flirting or fighting? This is Joey Pigzas question when the fireworks suddenly start to explode between his long-separated mom and dad, whom hes 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 Joeys 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 -- Joeys 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 theres more to her than meets the eye. In this dazzling episode, Jack Gantoss acclaimed hyperactive hero discovers that settling down isnt good for anything if he cant 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 Childrens Book of the Year.
Author: Jack Gantos
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: 2014-07-01