The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Book - 2014
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With his dad MIA in the wake of appearance-altering plastic surgery, Joey must give up school to look after his new baby brother and fill in for his mom, who hospitalizes herself to deal with a bad case of postpartum blues. As his challenges mount, Joey discovers a key that could unlock the secrets to his father's whereabouts, a mystery that must be solved before Joey can even hope that his broken family might somehow come back together-if only it doesn't pull him apart first.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus Giroux,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9780374300838
Characteristics: 154 pages ; 22 cm.

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Mar 29, 2016

Good book to read about the life of Joey Pigza and his dysfunctional family . Joey holds the family together quite admirably and this story moves along quickly . One has to cheer for Joey who has his own difficulties and now to have the responsibility of missing school , having to take care of his toddler brother while his mom is trying to get herself better in the Hospital . All this while trying to prevent his Dad from taking his little brother away from them. Great story about his ADHD , his struggles and his triumphs over the adversity he encounters .

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