The Pigman by Paul ZindelThe Pigman by Paul Zindel

The Pigman

byPaul Zindel

Paperback | March 6, 2018

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Join the millions of readers who have discovered The Pigman, the beloved bestselling young adult classic from Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

The Pigman is the perfect read for fans of modern classics like The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

When high school sophomores John and Lorraine made a prank phone call to an elderly stranger named Angelo Pignati, what starts as a practical joke quickly turns into a friendship that changes all of their lives forever. But when their friendship ends in tragedy, the only way for John and Lorraine to find peace is to write down their friend's story—the true story of the Pigman.

“Headline news…remarkable…Zindel has written a story that will not be denied.” —Publishers Weekly

“An intensely moving story of believably alienated young people.” —School Library Journal

Paul Zindel (1936-2003) was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. After teaching high school science for several 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. Shortly thereafter, he wrote his first novel for young adu...
Title:The PigmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.56 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060757353

ISBN - 13:9780060757359

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read I remember reading this book in my grade 7 English class and can fondly recall not being able to put it down. The assignments related to this book became exciting because I could not stop talking about this book and by the time the class was supposed to be done with it, I had already finished the sequel as well!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is one of the only books I was forced to read in high school that I really connected with. I went on to read all of Paul Zindel's other work (that was available at the time). I'm looking forward to buying a copy for my son (and giving it another read myself).
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book Read this book in school in English class! Loved it then love it now. Typical teenage prank turns into something amazing for John and Lorraine that they never imagined it would. Befriending an old man and telling his story!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pitman It's a pretty emotional book
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pitman It's a pretty emotional book
Date published: 2014-09-30

Editorial Reviews

“This is a shocker of a book. Startling and truthful and vivid.”