The Pigman by Paul Zindel

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One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. 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?

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Paul Zindel was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. After teaching high school science for ten years, he decided to pursue a career as a playwright. His first play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was produced as a film directed by Paul Newman.
Published May 14, 2011 by Graymalkin Media. 158 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction
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The Pigman is Mr. Angelo Pignati, dupe, patron, playmate, responsibility of high school sophomores John Conlan and Lorraine Jensen, who take turns telling what happened. .

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A sentimental sequel to The Pigman that begins badly by belaboring the meaning of the Pigman experience and ends badly in an orgy of predictable, corny clichÉs (heretofore, Zindel's clichÉs have not been corny), but does have its tender moments and whirlwind momentum.

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