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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,585 ratings  ·  287 reviews
« À cause de leur physique ingrat, Mireille, Astrid et Hakima ont gagné le « concours de boudins » de leur collège de Bourg-en-Bresse. Les trois découvrent alors que leurs destins s’entrecroisent en une date et un lieu précis : Paris, l’Élysée, le 14 juillet. L’été des « trois Boudins » est donc tout tracé : destination la fameuse garden-party de l’Élysée !!! Et tant qu’à ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Sarbacane
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Stacey (prettybooks)
I loved the Sesame Seade series, a hilarious and smart middle grade mystery trilogy from Clémentine Beauvais. Piglettes shows us (as if we didn't already know) that Clém has a unique voice in fiction. This is her first YA novel, translated into English (by herself, I might add) from her 2015 French novel, Les Petites Reines

Piglettes takes us on an unlikely adventure with three witty, quirky and smart protagonists, like the ones featured in her younger fiction. But now Clém's used her writi
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Piglettes was one of the worst books I have read this year and a huge disappointment... I can't even...


This is correct I didn't even wanted to give it 2 stars this was so generous of me.... I have never had so many issues with a book before and I wanted to like this book it had soo much potential and the premise was so intriguing and good and also the cover looks pretty cute.... boy have I been so wrong... I hated it sorry guys I just did

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Do not get me wrong the fact that I hated this book does
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
(Note: I received a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to NetGalley, Pubishers and author.)

This is funny, coming of age YA book about today’s world where girls (any person) are judged by their face, size and shape. it's about 3 ugly girls facing bullies at school, their growing friendship, and travel of course. I liked tone of the book, I was laughing right from the beginning.
Overall, this is intriguing, light and easy read. Teens would love it.

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May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book — Piglettes in English — is what I call a good surprise. A really good one. I hadn't expected to like this book as much as I did.

Three girls — Mireille, Astrid, and Hakima — find themselves being awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters by their classmates after a vote took place on this Facebook. For Mireille, it's her third time, and the fact that the guy who created this award was once her childhood best friend is something she cannot let go of. These three girls decide to go to
Samantha (WLABB)
This was a rather random pick for me. I was thinking I needed to read more books that take place outside the US, and what better than a book set in France written by a French author. I must say, I am very pleased I chose this book.
"I don't understand why you insist on calling yourselves the Three Little Piglettes," Mum groans. "It's a horrible name."
"We'll make it beautiful, you'll see. Or better, we'll make it powerful."

I have heard people talk about this reclaiming. Taking back something that
Jul 05, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maggie by: Amanda
I came across this on BookTube and it looks soooo cute. Also I highly recommend the Cook Read Create channel on YouTube. Mands, aka The Bookish Manicurist, aka one of my favorite people ever, is one of 3 people I trust implicitly for book reviews and I love that she's vlogging on the regular now. I've already added 3 books based on her June wrap up alone. Just FYI, the other two books I added are: A Cardboard Palace and How to Bee. ...more
The cover, the title, the story - I love this book <3
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, humour, contemporary
Un moment sympa, une belle épopée, et un humour décapant !

I read this book because I suggested it for my class: I had to know what my students were about to read!
I really loved Mireille's humor: it brightened the entire book! Because, well, let's say it: the subject is quite heavy. Beauty, its standards, and ugliness. These girls are deemed "fat lumps", if we translate "boudins" in English. That's awful. And Mireille's strength is exemplary. But, clearly, she's just hiding what she really fe
Aneta Bak
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Piglettes is an adorable and inspiring novel. I would love to share this one with my younger self.

Mireille is angry that she got bronze on the schools yearly Ugly list. For the past two years she's won gold, and this year someone took away her #1 spot and now she's in third. Marielle knows how to deal with being called names, and she doesn't let that affect her. But when she confronts the first and second place winners, she realizes that they are not as easy going as her. The three girls band to
Nav (she/her) &#x1f327;
I came across Piglettes when I was in the library one day and after a quick read of the synopsis and discovering that it featured a group of girls going on a bike roadtrip to Paris, I knew I had to read it! I visited Paris a few years ago myself and absolutely loved it! So, I was looking forward to being reminded of the city.

During the beginning of the book we find out that three young girls, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima have just been voted the three ugliest girls in school by their classmat
Jenna (Falling Letters)
What a delightful little novel - easy to breeze through but not without emotional moments. Imperfect characters I feel like I could easily find in today’s high schools. If you know more contemporary YA like this, please let me know (I can only think of Jaclyn Moriarty’s Ashbury High books.)
Oh that was outrageous! And outrageously funny.

I am still snorting at Mireille's antics!
Olivia Chanel's Stories in Space
Thank you, Pushkin Children's Books, for my advanced review copy of Piglettes. I decided to DNF Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais at 21 %, after having finished chapter 7 of the advanced reader’s copy.

When I started Piglettes I was intrigued by the idea and the synopsis. However, once I started it I quickly realized that this book was just not for me. While the synopsis had intrigued me when I first read it I no longer felt the same excitement over the book’s concept as I had the first time I enc
Stef (Noveltea Corner)
There is just something hilarious, fun and uplifting about this story. It's the book I needed to read after a stressful week.
Robin Stevens
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this sharp, feminist and wickedly tongue-in-cheek book about three girls called 'pigs' by bullies at their school who decide to stick two fingers up to their haters and cycle to Paris to achieve their dreams. Clem is such a brilliant writer that she not only wrote this book, she translated it too - I always love her books, and this one is particularly delightful. (12+)

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in
Karen Hoose
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! It's a tough world for kids with social media these days and these girls overcome the hatred!
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super !
Marie Andrews
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review also here:

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais tells the story of 3 teenagers as they embark on a bike ride across France, as they become friends after being voted the ugliest girls in their school. This story is full of adventure, surprises and hope, all held together with a blossoming friendship that is heartwarming to follow.

Recently, I have seen quite a lot of hype about this book and I wasn’t disappointed. This book is such a light-hearted,
This was absolutely delightful
What a bizarre little ride. It felt totally uneven, with nearly no character development, but it was so strange and out of left field (and also funny) that I kept going.
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While the premise sounds promising, I just couldn't get past the silliness in this book. I understand that the language is very juvenile, since the main character is young... I eventually came to the realization that this book is just not for me. There were minor things that seemed so silly to the point that it made me question why I was reading this book in the first place. I'm not exactly sure if the Frenc
Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
If you know me, then you know that I adore (or actually, j'adore) everything that has to do with the French culture. The language, the foods, the country (that I unfortunately haven't traveled to yet), and even more. I love reading books set in France just as much, so imagine how excited I was when I found Piglettes on Netgalley!

I enjoyed this story for sure, but I think it would be better suited to a younger crowd. This is definitely one of those books that can pass as young adult, but at the s
A feel-good, feminist narrative. Why let them get you down when you can get on your bike and achieve something huge?

Mireille wants to shame the father who has never acknowledged her existence. Hakima wants to expose the General who has accepted a prestigious award, when he could have prevented the attack which left her brother disabled and traumatised. Astrid wants to declare her love for Indochine – the best band in the world.
So what if the girls have won the Trotters – the award for the uglie
Sibylle Faeh
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book took some getting used to at the beginning, might be because it was originally written in french? we all know cyberbullying exists and in this book it was dealt with subtle humour and not bashing you over the head with facts. i also liked the message to accept yourself as you are and not what the net or other people say/think/post of you. wish i had been that strong at that age! it made me want to ride my bike through the french countryside and eat pork sausages but bypass paris.
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intelligent, funny, relevant and extremely well written.
I loved the heartwarming story of three girls, each with their own voice and perceptions of the world. Despite public humiliation and setbacks, they show their resilience, solidarity, generosity and hope.
Although this book is aimed at YA, I found it a very refreshing read.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though this took me an age to read, it was lovely. Sweet, sassy and important.
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Funny, entertaining, full of positive messages.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is everything that you could ever want in a realistic fiction YA novel. Smart, sarky contemporary and irreverent. And very very clever wit.
"A gloriously feminist, fat-positive romp translated from the French." -Kirkus

This also got a GLLI translation award, so there are many reasons it caught my interest!
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-tbr
I LOVED this. It was so much fun and very light hearted, and it made me laugh out loud a lot. Cannot recommend enough for your summer TBR piles! Perfect 😁
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“I don’t understand why you insist on calling yourselves Three Little Piglettes,” Mum groans. “It’s a horrible name.”

“We’ll make it beautiful, you’ll see. Or better, we’ll make it powerful.”
“Valérie: "You know, you don't need to be a lesbian to be a feminist. Nor do you need short hair to be a lesbian. Or a feminist."
"Yes, but helps, doesd't it?" Astrid counters”
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