Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it–especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have. And whether he's wreaking havoc on a class trip or swallowing his house key, Joey's problems are getting worse. In fact, his behavior is so off the wall that his teachers are threatening to send him to the 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?
About Jack Gantos
Jack Gantos' writing career was first sparked as a child, when he read his sister's diary and decided he could do better. He has written books for all ages from children to adult, including the popular Rotten Ralph. He is nationally recognized as a leading presenter on creative writing and literature for both teachers and students.