Totally Joe
Totally Joe (The Misfits)
Totally Joe
James Howe
Meet Joe Bunch. Lovable misfit and celebrity wannabe from Paintbrush Falls, New York. Like his longtime best friends Addie, Skeezie, and Bobby, Joe's been called names all his life. So when he's given the assignment to write his alphabiography -- the story of his life from A to Z -- Joe has his doubts. This whole thing could be serious ammunition for bullying if it falls into the wrong hands. But Joe discovers there's more to the assignment -- and his life -- than meets the eye. Especially when he gets to the letter C, which stands for Colin Briggs, the coolest guy in the seventh grade (seriously) -- and Joe's secret boyfriend. By the time Joe gets to the letter Z, he's pretty much bared his soul about everything. And Joe's okay with that because he likes who he is. He's Totally Joe, and that's the best thing for him to be. Here is an exuberant, funny, totally original story of one boy's coming out -- and coming-of-age.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book takes place in the present day in a small town called Paintbrush Falls. Joe Bunch is your typical teenager. He has bullies to deal with and wacko teachers, but Joe also has something a lot of us don't have to deal with; he is gay. Now Joe is fine with all of Paintbrush Falls knowing he is gay, but his boyfriend Collin isn't. So throughout the book Joe and his friends try to convince Paintbrush Falls that there is nothing wrong with being gay.

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