Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, written by Jack Gantos, is the first in a series of books featuring Joey Pigza. The book was a National Book Award finalist. The story, told from Joey's perspective, deals with Joey's inability to control his impulses. These impulses lead Joey to do numerous things, both at home and at school, which get him in trouble. The book starts off with Joey saying that he is a very wired kid. You later learn Joey has been thinking about changing the world. When his teacher comes back, at recess, he decides to make 1,000,000 bumper stickers. The scissors he uses are too...
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