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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The book Totally Joe is a pretty good book for young people who are discovering themselves. However, the book is not for everybody. The target audience of this book appears to be young people who are ... Read full review

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Joe is a gay teenager coming to grips with his homosexuality, and he writes a candid account of his life during an English assignment of an alphabiography. He writes about his secret boyfriend, the bully that bothers him and all sorts of other things that he associates with his homosexuality

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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