“Piglettes” by Clémentine Beauvais

Piglettes - Natacha Ramos

Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais
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Published: August 8th 2017 by Pushkin Children’s Books,
Pages: 289.
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Spoiler Alert!
A good hashtag can take you far. #KeepTrending!

MY SYNOPSIS
Mireille, Astrid and Hakima have won the competition nobody wants to be part of. Their classmates chose them as the three ugliest girls in the school.

How are they going to survive that public humillitation? By having an incredible summer adventure on their bikes! Watch out! #3LittlePiglettes might visit a city near you.separador-2MY REVIEW

It’s a very unique story. I hadn’t read anything like it.

It was interesting to me that the main characters of this novel didn’t fit our modern beauty standards. In fact, they created their own standards, and that was awesome.

This is a perfect example of people using something awful to actually move forward, and the incredible power we all have available through social media to make our voices heard.

I’ll be honest and say that Mireille wasn’t my favorite, but I believe it was because I’m not used to people as rude and sarcastic as her. However, the very fact that I found her annoying sometimes means the author did a great developing job her personality. It’s almost tangible.

I absolutely loved Kader, though. He was amazing with the girls. I think he should have been the leader of the group, instead of just acting as the “protector”, always following Mireille’s guide no matter what.

Anyway, I admit there were moments that I lost interest in the story, but, overall, I can say I had a good time while reading.

This book seems a lot like a movie, I mean, it could be easily adapted to the big screen, but I’m not sure if it would get enough attention.

Natacha Ramos
**I received a copy of this book from Pushkin Children’s Books through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own*separador-2FAVORITE QUOTES

+ “It’s a pleasant thing, sometimes, to be surprised.”

+ “But it’s true that, once in a while, a particularly sour comment, a particularly well-aimed, particularly cruel one, makes my self-confidence crumble.” // That’s why we should be kind. Always.

separador-2ABOUT CLÉMENTINE BEAUVAIS

Clémentine Beauvais - Natacha Ramos

I was born in Paris in 1989 and though I started to read children’s books pretty early, I somehow never stopped. As a result, I’ve become a writer, reader and student of children’s literature. I’ve now been living and studying in Cambridge (UK) for seven years and have become a doctor. Well, not the type that saves people’s lives. The type that scribbles ‘PhD’ after their name and rambles on about beauty, truth and the value of (all) literature. Worth striving for, I think! 

The other thing I do is write books – children’s books, surprisingly enough. I started writing, and ultimately getting published – in French first, and now in English as well. My first series of children’s books in English, led by self-made superheroine Sesame Seade, is being published in 2013 by Hodder Children’s Books!


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