September 21, 2003

The Pigman

AUTHOR: Paul Zindel
ISBN: 0553263218
Plot Summary: Mr. Pignati is the Pigman--an old man with a beer belly and a strange story. When two high schoolers meet up with him, they learn his whole sad tale.
Complaints: Offensive language, sexual themes
A parent in Plano, Texas, said: The first few words, including 'epic' and 'avocation,' made the novel seem normal, but following words, like 'raunchiest,' 'excruciatingly' and 'subliminally,' are strange words that imply ugly things."
Solonor Says Ban It Because: Imagine the uproar over words like 'rational' and 'educated'!
Links:
Plano Parental Rights Council: Bad Books

Posted at September 21, 2003 04:33 PM


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