Totally Joe

Howe, James, 1946- (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Totally Joe

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As a school assignment, a thirteen-year-old boy writes an alphabiography--life from A to Z--and explores issues of friendship, family, school, and the challenges of being a gay teenager.
Authors: Howe, James, 1946-
Statement of Responsibility: James Howe
Title: Totally Joe
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, c2005
Characteristics: 189 p. ;,22 cm.
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Report This Mar 31, 2013
  • Mimigirl25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Joe is not a guy guy he is a good friend to have.His brother is a guy guy.First a pirsed ear then a tatoo wow his aunt paw is quite the ganster!READ THE BOOK YOU HAVE TO!

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • iluvvideo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As an English class assignment for his seventh grade class, Joe writes an 'alphabiography' - the story of his life from A to Z. In the process Joe finds the courage to come out as gay to his parents and friends, to deal with school bullies, to find not one, but two boyfriends, starting a Gay/Straight Alliance in his school and so much more. It is truly rare to find a positive voice for young gay kids (and their family and friends). Joe comes across as just a normal young teen. Joe is no hero, he's just himself. totally Joe. Joe's life lesson for parents :" Love your kids. Let them play with Barbies. Let them pick out the stuff in their bedroom (Hello). And don't tell them that 'people like that' make you uptight, because for all you know your kids could be 'people like that' as well." Out of the mouth of babes... An excellent book for all young teens (and pre-teens) who are gay or lesbian or are unsure; (or even those whose friend or family member might be). I'm glad I met Joe. I'm sure you will be too.

Report This Aug 14, 2012
  • KJtheEpicFailure rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I read "the Misfits" I fell in love with Joe, and this book only intensified it! The idea of writing an alphabiography was very cute and I think overall it was an amazing story.

Report This Jul 08, 2011
  • chocchip rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really enjoyed it. his emotions were well portrayed. interesting. geez, i sound like an OLD PERSON!!!

i really loved this book :) the main character, Joe, is very unique and interesting. And the way it's written makes it easy to understand for younger kids and enjoyable for anybody.


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  • Mimigirl25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Joe's teacher said you have to write about yourself A-Z well joe said it would be boring or is it? read the book it's awesome you will find out.


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