by: Jacolby Roddey
The author of this book is Paul Zindel. Paul is an amazing writer that has won many awards. Paul was born in Tottenville, New York on May 15 1336. He only had one parent and his dad left them. He based a lot of his writing on previous experiences that he has had in life
Characters are big part of this book attached with and you might have to let one go.
Mr. Pignati is a lonely old man that lives is old house. His wife Conchetta died not to long ago so know all he has is baboon named bobo. He meets John and Lorraine he finds his happiness with them. He tells horrible jokes and very sentive. He is also very loving. He also has a stash of pigs that he loves.
John is an idiotic, stupid, non caring person. John is a very free spirit person that likes to play pranks and joke around. He has a lot of family issues his mom is crazy and dad is very strict. John met Mr. Pignati on a prank phone call and went to his house. John also drinks a lot of alcohol and smokes.
Lorraine is the opposite of John she is very cautious and smart. She believes in omens and mystical stuff. She really gets influenced by John to do things she would normally not do. She was the won to call Mr. Pignati on the prank call and told him they were coming over. She also has family problems her dad has died and her mom is very over protective especially with men.
The setting of the story was in New York. They typed the whole book in the library.
The exposition in this story starts out talking about who John and Lorraine are and there background. In the rising action they prank called Mr. Pignati and got to meet him. They went to the zoo with him and that's when they started really hitting it of. Then they were over his house everyday. They became family to each other, the father they never had. The climax of the story was when Mr. Pignati got out of the hospital and John had a party and Norton smashed the pigs that were so precious to him. He felt betrayed and was really hurt. Once he herd that bobo died he died himself of a broken heart because he had no more friends. That was the resolution of this book.
Some of the themes in the book were lonely, companionship, love, family, friendship.
There were foreshadowing that Norton would mess up the pigs. And that Mr. Pignati was going to die.
Text to self
This connects to me because I am a teenager and I'm going to face people picking on me and facing peer pressure like Lorraine has with John. Like when John made her throw the party.
Text to world
The reason why this text relates to the world because there are a lot of people like john with unstable households and that have smoking and drinking problems.
Text to text
Since I don't know any books like this the Pigman returns is like the first one because they have the same characters and has some of the same things in it.
This book is about friendship and how important it is to all the characters in the book lean on. In this book john and Lorraine build a friendship with the Pigman and see grow from a friendship to a family like bond that they have together.