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I am not Joey Pigza

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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1st ed.

Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man - literally. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza has a crazy new outlook on life, and he's even changed his name to Charles Heinz. He thinks Joey and his mom should become new people, too. Soon Joey finds himself bombarded with changes: a new name, a new home, and a new family business - running the beat-up Beehive Diner. Heknows he should forgive his dad as his mom wants him to, and get with the new family program. But Joey is afraid that in changing names and going with the flow he will lose sight of who he really is.

In this rocket-paced new chapter in Joey Pigza's life, a favorite hero discovers what identity and forgiveness really mean, and how to cook a delicious turkey burger.

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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-20 22:55:42PM
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subject_facet Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Juvenile fiction, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. -- Fiction, Diners (Restaurants), Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction, Diners (Restaurants) -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers, Fathers -- Fiction, Fathers -- Juvenile fiction, Identity (Psychology), Identity -- Fiction, Identity -- Juvenile fiction, Lotteries, Lotteries -- Fiction, Lotteries -- Juvenile fiction
title_display I am not Joey Pigza
title_full I am not Joey Pigza / Jack Gantos
title_short I am not Joey Pigza
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