The Pigman

The Pigman

Book - 1983
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Meet Mr. Pignati, a lonely old man with a beer belly and an awful secret. He's the Pigman, and he's got a great big twinkling smile. When John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, meet Mr. Pignati, they learn his whole sad, zany story. They tell it right here in this book -- the truth, and nothing but the truth -- no matter how many people it shocks or hurts.
Publisher: Bantam, c1983
ISBN: 9780553263213
0553263218
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Zinde
Characteristics: 158 p

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JCLHeatherM Nov 13, 2018

Peer pressure has tragic consequences for two teens who never meant any harm, but aren't able to say 'no' until it is too late.

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lindseytong
May 03, 2018

Probably my favorite book of all time and I've read a lot. I love the individualized and unique sarcasm and character Zindel put into both John and Lorraine, especially John's overconfidence and sarcastic behaviors. Not cliché or heavy on the romance and the metaphors and literary examples in the book the characters used (especially references to other books/movies/characters) was a highlight of reading somehow. Quite humorous in the beginning but gets darker in the end as both teenagers realize the heavy hand of death and the real world in consequence to their actions.

cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 19, 2016

Zindel's novel is funny, but has many serious moments. It is a story with original characters and a believable, yet unpredictable, storyline.

msrobinboo Jul 23, 2012

this book i thought it would a hilarious book but when i read it it was a very sad book with just a little dab of romance

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shariwilliams
Jun 14, 2011

Think I read this in high school. It seems so much darker now that I'm an adult. I see WHY we read it in high school, but I'm just not a big fan.

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groovykeen
Aug 01, 2015

groovykeen thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

blue_snake_361 Jun 20, 2012

blue_snake_361 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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