Joey Pigza Loses Control (#2)

Author(s): Jack Gantos

Fiction - intermediate

Joey's dad is well and truly wired! After months of nagging, Joey Pigza is finally allowed to spend the summer holidays with his dad. But he soon finds out why Mom was so worried. If people think Joey has problems, they should meet his dad! Joey's dad insists he can cope without medication and that Joey can too. Joey so wants to believe his dad is right - but Joey remembers just how manic he felt before he got help. Can Joey live life his dad's way - or will the chaos take over?


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A brilliantly funny and poignant sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.

"Like its predecessor, this high-voltage, honest novel mixes humour, pain, fear and courage with deceptive ease" Publishers Weekly "Brilliant comic writing tinged with the poignancy of reality" The Bookseller "A sad, scary, blackly funny sequel ... A triumph" Kirkus "Gantos creates scenes of comic genius ... Joey is an endearing character who should run and run" TES

Jack Gantos was born in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and has spent time living in Barbados and South Florida. He has written books for readers of all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and its sequels, the teenage novel Desire Lines, and the youthful memoire Hole in My Life. His latest works are Dead End in Norvelt and From Norvelt to Nowhere, a pair of semi-autobiographical novels about the importance of history and reading, the first of which won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2012. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9780440870531
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • : 0.164
  • : February 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jack Gantos
  • : Paperback
  • : 224