Here is why the book made just a great impact on my life. It is told completely from Joey's perspective. Everything that goes wrong for Joey or that he gets in trouble for, you are able to see from his point of view.... to see exactly what he was thinking, what he really wanted to happen, and how badly he wished he could act differently. The book really helped me to see life from the perspective of a child with true ADHD and it made such a difference in how I worked with my student the rest of that school year. I strongly recommend it to all teachers no matter what grade you teach. If you do not have a student like this now, chances are you will have in the future.
Check out the other Joey Pigza books and find out more about the author, Jack Gantos, here.