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Piglettes

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  935 ratings  ·  226 reviews
Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?

Well... yes, a bit, but not for long! Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris, their goal: a garden p
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Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Pushkin Children's Books (first published April 1st 2015)
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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 writing
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Yesha
(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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Lin
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
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Viedefun
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je vous recommande totalement la lecture de cette merveilleuse petite tranche de vie d’adolescentes que la nature a peu gâtées physiquement mais qui ont réussi à se faire néanmoins une place au soleil avec une bonne dose de rêves et de volonté. La plupart du récit se déroule au début du mois de juillet, puisque le but de Mireille et de ses deux copines, Hakima et Astrid, est d’arriver à l’Elysée pour la Garden party du 14 juillet….Il est donc fortement conseillé de le lire en période estivale (j ...more
Romie
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
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
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Maggie
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.
Amanda
The cover, the title, the story - I love this book <3
Clarabel
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-and-wild
Écouté en livre audio. Super drôle !
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
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Mathilde
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je m'étais gardée cette lecture pour l'été et j'ai bien fait!
La plume de Clémentine Beauvais est assassine et tellement drôle, elle touche et pique. Bref on s'en tord les boudins !

Ce livre retrace le road trip complètement déjanté de trois adolescentes qui ont été nommées "Les trois Boudins" par leur (gentils) camarades de classe.
L'auteur aborde ici des thèmes graves dont nous avons l'impression de ne pas maitriser et tourne le tout en dérision. Le tout est très léger et agréable à lire.

Une cho
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Sarah
Grappig en hartverwarmend jeugdboek over drie meisjes die niet in hun slachtofferrol kruipen nadat ze op sociale media uitgeroepen worden tot "lelijkste meisjes van de school" . Wat volgt, is een meeslepende roadtrip naar Parijs waarin samenhorigheid en creativiteit centraal staan. Mooi!
Bianca
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
un road-trip savoureux et drôle avec un trio d'héroïnes très attachant
Aneta Bak
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
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
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Navdip
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.

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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
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Karine Mon coin lecture
4,5
L'un des très bons romans jeunesse lus ces dernières années!
Olivia Chanel's Galaxy of Books
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
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Jesslivraddict
J'ai aimé le côté humoristique à travers lequel le harcèlement des personnes obèses chez les ados (ici, par la désignation sur FB des boudins d'or, d'argent et de bronze) est traité.
L'histoire n'est pas du tout triste, au contraire ! On sourit à chaque page, en découvrant notre narratrice, Mireille, sacrée "boudin de bronze", parler de son obésité et de la manière dont elle gère le regard des autres. Même si elle n'aime pas son corps, même si elle est critiquée, elle prend la vie du bon côté en
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Sita
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ca faisait un moment que je n'étais pas tombée sur une telle pépite de littérature jeunesse !

Clémence Beauvais adresse la grossophobie et le harcèlement avec une justesse et une fraîcheur qui font mouche, en abordant au détour d'un dialogue tous les problèmes de notre société (racisme, sexisme...), sans faux semblants.
Plus qu'une sympathique comédie servie par le ton de son héroïne cynique et charismatique, Les Petites Reines est une belle histoire d'amitié et d'empowerement !

A mettre entre to
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Christelle
3 boudins-5 étoiles
Le personnage de Mireille est formidable!
Cocoon Read
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frais, drôle et moderne, j'ai passé un excellent moment avec ces 3 petites reines ! J'ai aimé le ton décomplexé de l'auteur, ses piques acidulées, ses références, ses prises de position et surtout, la place qu'elle donne à l'intelligence et à l'humour de jeunes filles face au harcèlement et aux diktats sociaux. Une ode à la bonne humeur, indispensable à la construction d'adolescent(e)s !
Audrey Martel
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce roman est tout simplement FORMIDABLE. Je ne suis pas une très grande lectrice de littérature jeunesse, mais je me suis plongée dans celui-ci comme si ma vie en dépendait (j'exagère à peine).

Les petites reines ce sont donc trois jeunes filles, plutôt moches qui sont élues boudins de l'année par le petit macho du lycée. Plutôt que de se laisser démonter par ce titre cruel, elles deviennent amies, et partent en mission, à vélo sur les routes de France en vendant rien de moins que du boudin pour
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Malex
Ce roman est une perle de littérature jeunesse, clairement le coup de cœur que je n'attendais pas !
Clémentine Beauvais aborde avec une justesse rafraîchissante la grossophobie et le harcèlement (scolaire et en ligne), en y glissant également quelques remarques pertinente sur le sexisme, le racisme, la représentation... Le tout est enrobé par une histoire pleine d'humour, de mignonnerie et d'empowerment, et porté par des héroïnes fabuleusement attachantes.
Trisha
Oh that was outrageous! And outrageously funny.

I am still snorting at Mireille's antics!
Bladelor
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Premier coup de coeur de l'année ! J'adore l'originalité et l'écriture de ce roman.
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!
Berga&Laurel
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super !
Marie Andrews
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Full review also here: https://lotsoflivres.com/2017/07/30/p...

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,
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Tara
not for me.
Sarah
This was absolutely delightful
Kelly
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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"Yes, but helps, doesd't it?" Astrid counters”
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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.”
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