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The Peppermint Pig by Nina Bawden
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May 05, 12

it was amazing

Poignant and heartbreaking for all its gritty humour. Its ending, in particular, drives home the devastating sensation one has when realising that one has irretrievably lost something- and one who ought to have known and sympathised has, and can have, no idea. Johnnie (the eponymous pig in question) will capture your heart and live on in your mind long after the story closes. A beautiful reflection on childhood and- on second reading- a mother's attempts to shield her children by their innocence.
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