I love Jack Gantos' Joey Pigza books. The latest, I Am Not Joey Pigza is a bittersweet addition to the series. Joey's positive attitude and lovable out of control nature are back in full force. I really take the character of Joey straight to my heart. He reminds me so much of so many kids I know that I often laugh out loud at his antics. His sweet attitude helps balance out the shambles that his parents consistently make of his life.