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Piglettes - by Clementine Beauvais (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 200

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Bullying

Author: Clementine Beauvais

Language: English

Street Date: August 8, 2017
TCIN: 52028189
UPC: 9781782691204
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9017


"This beautiful and funny book explores the troubles and triumphs of being a teen through the eyes of a witty, philosophical, and slightly awkward teen. Beauvais goes above and beyond to appeal to readers while addressing many relevant issues in society including cyber-bullying, racism, and self-image. Mireille's voice and character are wonderfully authentic with unflappable confidence and inelegant missteps mixed together for a potent storyteller on a journey of self-discovery. . . Love laughing and cringing? This book is for you!" -- Melissa McCleary, Pembroke Public Library, via Youth Services Book Review

"The Piglettes keep trucking... Readers will rejoice in their sass, their celebrity, and their appreciation of French delectables... A wonderfully irreverent alternative to earnest claims about real beauty." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A unique voice - mordant, uncompromising and sophisticated...a superbly original reimagining of the road-trip novel, skewering societal obsessions with appearance." - Guardian

"Crammed with acerbic, affectionate, full‐blooded reflections on family, food, the glamorous toxicity of media attention and the difficulty of being an intelligent, outspoken teenage girl without the licence conferred by conventional attractiveness, Beauvais's novel is a strikingly satirical, outrageous tour de force." - Imogen Russell Williams, TLS

"The story of Mireille, Astrid, and Hakima made me cheer, cry, and cartwheel across the floor... One of the loveliest reading experiences I've had in years." -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

"Warm-hearted, uplifting and an excellent lesson in handling online bullies." -- Sunday Express

"A rich and intelligent read... life-affirming." -- The Bookbag

"Superb. . . one of the most wickedly funny books you'll read all year. . . joyful, uplifting and totally hilarious." -- Just So Stories

"This book is a treasure - a tale about true friendship and standing up for yourself narrated by one of the wittiest, sharpest teen girl voices I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It made me want to pull my bike out of the garage and ride through the streets yelling about lady power. I absolutely adored this story." -- Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie

"Piglettes is a joy... There are moments in it that had me in raptures and moments that had me in tears... What an utter treat this book is. I want to wrap my arms around it and never let it go." --
Did You Ever Stop to Think?

"I can't tell you how much I loved this... It is fierce and funny and positive and political and beautifully written... This is exactly the kind of book our young adults need and deserve." --
Rhino Reads

"A triumph of a book; so funny, so original, so sharp, so warm." -- Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers

"Pithy, powerful, laugh-out-loud funny." - Cathy Cassidy, author of Chocolate Box Girls

"Brilliant and bonkers and incredibly charming and very, very French. J'adore." -- Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal

"A delightful book, but also a moving and important one. I hope it finds the huge readership it deserves." -- Anthony McGowan, author of The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-off

"Piglettes touched me. Poignant, clever writing that never forgets its humour nor does it lose its heart. Plus sausages. Who DOESN'T like sausages." -- The Copper Boom

"Funny uplifting and adorable." -- CosyReads

"First and foremost a wondrous celebration of being a girl, and of female friendship." -- Library Mice

"Three girls are told they are ugly, so they set out on a phenomenal journey, and promise to achieve great things. If that isn't uplifting, I've got two pink ears and a curly tail." -- Book Murmuration

"I adore Clém's writing and so I can't wait to get stuck into this tale of three friends and their summer adventures." -- Pretty Books

"This French YA is a pure and wonderful delight - cycling, sausages and feminism." -- Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of The Square Root of Summer

"Charming and hilarious... An uplifting read, guaranteed to make you giggle." -- Blogger's Bookshelf

"A spectacular read... I'd love a sequel to this because I didn't want the book to end." -- Nayu's Reading Corner

"The morals are what struck me the most. This book shows that it isn't worth it to let others' words make you feel upset, and I loved that message." -- KDrewkTheBookworm

"A masterpiece of acerbic wit, a sharp comedy, full of life... The sort of novel that gives you wings." - Télérama

"A jubilant novel that will make you smile. A true joy." - Le Monde

"Stands out for its humorous style, ridiculing cruelty, malice and obsession with physical appearance. The most beautiful novel of the season." - Elle

"A joyful novel, a superb victory of intelligence over crass stupidity... 270 pages of happiness!" - Livresse des mots

"An explosion of joy, humour, life and reality... I couldn't have hoped for any more. This novel is a unique marvel." - Le souffle des mots

"I will never be able to do justice in words to all the emotions that flooded me when I read Piglettes. A wave of love and laughter, a melting heart. My readers, I tell you: this book is a nugget of gold." - Mille vies en une

'J'adore... A life-affirming, coming of age read' Red Magazine

'Immensely credible, warm and wise with an implicit message for all self-conscious teens. A multi-award-winning book which helps us see the world differently. Excellent' Carousel

'Charming and hilarious... An uplifting read, guaranteed to make you giggle' Blogger's Bookshelf

'This book was [a] unique experience, a great way to display a serious topic in [a] comical manner... I wish we all have the strength these girls had to face the world' Books Teacup and Reviews

'I loved the light-hearted comedy of this novel... I was also impressed at the breadth of issues that the novel explores despite keeping this light-hearted and funny tone' Ink Drops Books

'A book that will make you constantly chuckle, despite the serious topics it covers... one of my favourite YA books I've read this year' Lots of Livres

'I adored Piglettes and its quick wit and heartfelt emotions. It's both funny and touching, both true and outlandish enough to change how you look at things' A Universe in Words

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