What they're saying about Joey:
"Joey . . . is an impossible, contradictory, glorious creation."
-- Liz Rosenberg, The Boston Sunday Globe
"Joey isn't leading the easiest of lives, but he's a tough and triumphant kid with an absorbing story."
-- Starred, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"In Joey Pigza, Mr. Gantos has meticulously crafted the voice of a troubled kid with a solid center of goodness. Joey tells his own story, and it reads like a ride in a car without brakes."
-- Sue Corbett, Knight Ridder News Service
"Joey emerges as a sympathetic hero, and his heart of gold never loses its shine."
-- Starred, Publishers Weekly
"Readers will cheer for Joey, and for the champion in each of us."
-- Starred, School Library Journal
"Stepping into Joey Pigza's skin isn't easy . . . But it's worth the discomforting fit."
-- Deirdre Donahue, USA Today