"The Pigman was interesting, I guess, but it did get confusing from time to time. It was pretty well written, if you like realistic fiction. The story is told by two teenagers, John and Lorraine. They befriend Mr. Pignati or, the Pigman in the oddest of ways: A prank call. While pretending to be collecting money for some sort of charity, John and Lorraine go to Mr. Pignatis house to get the money he would be happily donating. After the first visit, John and Lorraine start visiting Mr. Pignati more and more. The two teens dont usually feel comfortable at home, at school, or anywhere else, but they do at Mr. Pignatis home. John and Lorraine do cause an accident, and then they make a big, big mistake. Read the book and find out what that mistake is."
Ashleigh, S. "Why read The Pigman." (2009): n. page. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://www.yabookscentral.com/explore-ya-books/latest-fiction/the-pigman_l6306_m111/extension:com_content/reviewtype:user/limit:40/order:rdate>.
"But, it is clear that what the Pigman represents is transiently dynamic replaceable by any stimulus which has as its goal the acquisition of self-identity. It was by assisted chance that Lorraine selected the name during their random telephone marathon, but Angelo Pignati became an integral part of the youths transitions from children to young adults. The Pigman, despite his wry humor indicative of regression to second childhood, issues profound challenges that test the (perceptive) of John and Lorraine concerning their values. The combination of young innocence and aged experience fulfills both sets of needs for parental bonding sorely lacking in John and all too weak with Lorraine."
Larry, Lynn. "The Pigman by Paul Zindel-Book Review." (2010): n. page. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Pigman-by-Paul-Zindel---Book-Review&id=4567330>.
"Parents need to know that The Pigman is a searing, emotional young adult novel in which two teen siblings learn the impact they can have as kind -- or hurtful -- friends. Written by Paul Zindel, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, this book depicts the unusual friendship between two troubled high school teens and a kind older gentleman named Mr. Pignati. It's narrated by the teens, Lorraine and John, who alternate chapters in which they reveal details about their problems at home as well as about their friendships. Teens and adults in the book drink and smoke. John does both. There's also "cursing," though it's mostly masked, as John uses symbols (@#$%) instead of actual strong language. Violent and scary situations include a mother losing her temper and slapping her daughter, and an ill man collapsing and falling down."
"The Pigman-Book Review." Common Sense Media. n. page. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-pigman>.