• "It is a tremendous achievement to incorporate so much understanding and explanation into a cracking good story. I found it a vivid and startling book"

    The School Librarian
  • "One of the funniest recent publications . . . Written with the energetic, breathless, non-stop gusto of the main character"

    Financial Times
  • "Its wit, verve and strong story make it a fascinating read"

  • "[This] could easily become required reading for anyone who works or lives with children and for any child who enjoys brilliant comic writing tinged with the poignancy of reality"

    The Bookseller
  • "The reader will quickly be engaged by the gritty honesty of this character who has a great deal of moral courage . . . Joey Pigza stays with you long after the last page has turned"