Friday, January 8, 2010

Pigman, by Paul Zindel

John and Lorraine were just messing around when they made a prank call that ended up changing their lives. John has pushy parents and Lorraine's mother is just paranoid. Neither of them feel like they can really be who they want to be. After meeting Mr. Pignati, a old man with a young heart, they learn that sometimes you can just do what you want. But will they find the line between too much freedom and not enough before someone gets hurt?

An interesting and emotional book. I have to say I didn't feel much connection with the characters, and felt they were rather immature and self-centered. The writing was good and felt authentic to how a teen expresses him/herself. Their were a number of nice little turns of phrase and clever ways of saying things. I felt that if the author had spent that much effort on the characters it would of been a better book.

3 stars

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