Totally Joe

Author(s) James Howe
Age Group 9-12
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0689839580
Year 2007

Howe continues the story of 13-year-old Joe, one of the protagonists from The Misfits series, in this "alphabiography." As an English assignment, Joe is told to write about his life from A to Z, with each alphabetical chapter ending in a "Life Lesson." Joe reveals his life in short vignettes, discussing with humor his struggles as a gay adolescent, including his relationship with his athletic brother, his first boyfriend and dealing with bullying at school.