I really don't like the book.It made Joey seem dumb and violent .When he cut off the tip of maria¨s nose.everyone made him seem bad but if maria saw him with the scissors she should had move .I have friends with adhd and they act normal.
i think its pretty educational because Joey has ADHD and some kids that have that would probably do some of things that Joey does. His mother is also an alcoholic and some parents, grandparent, or other relatives might have the same problem.
Great book for ages 11 and up because you can really get a sense from the main character of what it's like to be growing up with ADHD. There is a lot of drinking that his mom and grandma do and there are some disturbing parts with his mom and grandma.