Pig Park – Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

619E8R5sxGL   Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Cinco Puntos Press, (9781935955771), 2014

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review3

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

What did you like about the book? This was okay.  Masi is easy to read about and her job helping her father in their family bakery set in a quickly dying town is well described.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  This may have been the author’s attempt to mimic the rapid-fire and quickly attention-shifting mind of a 15-year-old but the story seems rather disjointed. It would have almost been better in a journal/diary format. It was a lot going on and often it felt like a few lines or even pages were missing to connect some of Masi’s thoughts and actions.

To whom would you recommend this book?   Might be interesting to suggest to kids who enjoyed the book “The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place”

Who should buy this book? Public Libraries and Middle Schools

Where would you shelve it ? Middle grade readers

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: April Duclos, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Date of review: 12/11/14

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