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

I Am Not Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza, #4) Just When Joey Pigza S Wired World Finally Seems To Be Under Control, His Good For Nothing Dad Pops Back Into His Life This Time, Though, Carter Pigza Is A New Man Literally After A Lucky Lotto Win, Carter Pigza Has A Crazy New Outlook On Life, And He S Even Changed His Name To Charles Heinz He Thinks Joey And His Mom Should Become New People, Too Soon Joey Finds Himself Bombarded With Changes A New Name, A New Home, And A New Family Business Running The Beat Up Beehive Diner He Knows He Should Forgive His Dad As His Mom Wants Him To, And Get With The New Family Program But Joey Is Afraid That In Changing Names And Going With The Flow He Will Lose Sight Of Who He Really Is.In This Rocket Paced New Chapter In Joey Pigza S Life, A Favorite Hero Discovers What Identity And Forgiveness Really Mean, And How To Cook A Delicious Turkey Burger.This Title Has Common Core Connections. A good author has the ability to piss off their fans Pissing off fans is a delicate art, though On the one hand, if you can emotionally engage your readers to the point where they are so invested in your characters that they consider them to be real people then you know you re a pretty darn good writer On the other hand, you always run the risk of losing those same fans if they feel you re being needlessly cruel to the fictional people they ve grown to know and love I Am Not Joey Pigza wal A good author has the ability to piss off their fans Pissing off fans is a delicate art, though On the one hand, if you can emotionally engage your readers to the point where they are so invested in your characters that they consider them to be real people then you know you re a pretty darn good writer On the other hand, you always run the risk of losing those same fans if they feel you re being needlessly cruel to the fictional people they ve grown to know and love I Am Not Joey Pigza walks this tightrope and I ve heard strong opinions about it from all quarters Some people are furious with what Gantos has done to Joey in this book Other people just see it as a continuation of the stories they ve already grown to know and love To my own mind, this is one of those books where kids will read the story on
Wow Talk about disfunctional families I got so angry reading this book I wish I hadn t bothered with it Joey s dad shows up again swearing he is a new man, and even after the outrageous fiasco of the last book, Joey s mom takes him back, and they just know that they will all live hapilly ever after because Joey s dad won the lottery, and is now a whole new person He even changes his name, and demands that they others do too Joey s mom is all for it, but Joey really struggles with it He Wow Talk about disfunctional families I got so angry reading this book I wish I hadn t bothered with it Joey s dad shows up again swearing he is a new man, and even after the outrageous fiasc
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Joey s life is changingthan he ever thought possible His dad is suddenly back, when it used to just be Joey and Mom Dad just won the lottery and now Joey, Mom, and the dogs are moving, leaving his familiar school, starting a new business, Mom being pregnant with a little brother, and here s the kicker changing their names in an effort to become better people Joey struggles to forgive his father for all of his past actions excessive drinking, leaving, abuse as the family learns to Joey s life is changingthan he ever thought possible His dad is suddenly back, when it used to just be Joey and Mom Dad just won the lottery and now Joey, Mom, and the dogs are moving, leaving his familiar school, starting a new business, Mom being pregnant with a little brother, and here s the kicker changing their names in an effort to become better people Joey struggles to forgive his father for all of his
I didn t like this one My son found it at his school library and thought it was OK But talk about your dysfunctional people In fairness, I haven t read the earlier books, but I would like to think the mom would not fall so easily for the dad s reckless shenanigans Most of the wh
Meh, I didn t care for this Possibly it was because I didn t really have a context for it it was my first, possibly last, Joey Pigza book But, generally, I think I was just pretty disturbed by the overall storyline Sure, maybe a kid would think it s funny or amusing but, as an adult, I thought this was a story about a sad, neglected possibly abused kid with crazy parents who really should not have been parents The whole concept can be summarized as follows Joey is a happy kid Joey s a Meh, I didn t care for this Possibly it was because I didn t really have a context for it it was my first, possibly last, Joey Pigza book But, generally, I think I was just pretty disturbed by the overall storyline Sure, maybe a kid would think it s funny or amusing but, as an adult, I thought this was a story about a sad, neglected possibly abused kid with crazy parents who really should not have been parents The whole concept can
I love the other Joey Pigza books so was disappointed to read this one It felt like the author just used his stock character to make a buck rather than write a new, well thought out, installment in the series In the past I ve never struggled with the suspension of disbelief in this series either but there were definite problems with that in this book I especially had problems with the unresolved issues at the end of the book of Joey having not attended school the entire year and having been l I love the other Joey Pigza books so was disappointed to read this one It felt like the author just used his stock character to make a buck rather than write a new, well thought out, installment in the series In the past I ve never struggled with the suspension of disbelief in this series either but there were definite problems with that in this book I especially had problems with the unresolved issues at the end of the book of Joey having not attended school the entire year and having been
All of the Joey Pigza blew my hair back I m rating this one because it s the last one I read Don t ever tell me that Joey isn t real because I ll be heartbroken. I really enjoyed this book because of listening to the first book and then applying what I already know about Joey to this book This book was suspenseful at times and really got me thinking about a few student I may have like Joey Joey s life seemed to be under control towards the beginning, but then his dad came back into his life Surprising most The dad became a whole new person, changing his name and created a whole new outlook on life Joey then gets
Joey Pigza is just now getting his education and medication under control after struggling with ADD his whole life His dad is now coming back into his family asking him and his mom to drop everything
I bet my students would really like this series, but it was kind of clunky and frenetic for me I also hadn t read any of the previous books, which might have contributed to my lack of investment I know that Joey is supposed to be a wired kid, so the mood might have been on purpose, but it didn

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  • 224 pages
  • I Am Not Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza, #4)
  • Jack Gantos
  • English
  • 02 January 2017
  • 0374399417