One of the best-selling young-adult books of all time.
John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people, and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman”. In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?
Zindel's groundbreaking, best-selling tour de force was one of the first young-adult books ever written and has been taught in classrooms for over 40 years. It includes a fascinating interview with the author, Paul Zindel.
Such a good book!
It’s for older kids
I had to read this for 7th grade, I cringed with the language. I wouldn’t recommend for ages younger than 13-ish.
Paul Zindel's The Pigman
This was the very first book I ever read and to this day I still go to library's and bookstores searching for a copy of it. You have no idea how hard it is to find this copy still in print. I've tried getting it through book reading clubs, but for some reason this book is still elusive to me. I would love to be able to read this 'classic' once again. I highly recommend this book to any young person that wants to learn about life and growing up. If anyone can point me in the right direction for locating this book (preferably soft cover), please feel free to drop me an email regarding such. 🙏