Wired bad, wired mad, wired sad, or wired glad . . . there's no doubt about it -- Joey Pigza is wired. He can't sit still, he can't pay attention, and he can't follow the rules. The doctors say he's got Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Joey just feels like he's on a roller-coaster ride and can't get off -- especially when his meds aren't working. And lately Joey's behavior is so off the wall his teachers are threatening to send him to a special ed center downtown. Joey knows he's really a good kid, but no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, something always seems to go wrong. Will he ever get anything right?
In Joey Pigza, award-winning author Jack Gantos has created one of the most irrepressible, irresistible characters to come along since Beverly Cleary's Ramona. A seriously comic tale of life in the hyperfast lane, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a book that will make readers stand up and cheer.