Totally Joe

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 24, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 189 pages
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"Everybody says you and Colin were kissing."

"What? That's ridiculous!"

"For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to."

"We did not kiss," I told her.

Addie shrugged. "Whatever."

What was it with my friends?

From the creator of The Misfits, the book that inspired NATIONAL NO NAME-CALLING WEEK, comes the story of Joe Bunch....

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A great writing assignment also. - Goodreads
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Review: Totally Joe (The Misfits #2)

User Review  - Sophia O. - Goodreads

First of all this is a very openminded book. A quick summary of the book is about a boy named Joe, who becomes openly gay. He crosses many paths in the story, and many people. If your mind is closed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sid Dahiya - Goodreads

This book by James Howe gets the reader thinking by using different perspectives and points of view. This introduces the characters and makes it clear what each characters purpose is in the story. It uses different lengths of sentences that make the story really interesting. Read full review

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James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (, an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at

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