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A Day No Pigs Would Die

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    A reviewer

    book was ohkayy. i though it would be boring but it really wasnttt. reccomendedd i love pigs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    Heartwarming Growing Up Story

    ¿You mean ¿ this pig is going to be mine?¿ ¿Yours, my boy. Little enough for what you did.¿ This is young Rob Peck¿s reaction when his neighbor gives him a piglet as a gift for helping his prized cow give birth. This great, coming of age book tells the story of his adventures with his pig, Pinky, throughout one summer. It tells of what he must learn to later take over the family farm, and become a man. Rob is 12 years old, and lives on a farm in Vermont with his family. The Peck family has always been a Shaker family. This means that they rely on the land, and make their own food, crops, and tools. His father Haven works in a slaughter house and his mother stays at home and tends to the house. The story takes place in Vermont, but Rob travels all around he goes everywhere from his farm, into town, and even to Rutland, a fair where farmers bring their cattle, which are rated by a panel of judges. A Day no Pigs Would Die is a true and heartwarming story about a boy learning to be a man, and the responsibilities that come with it. Some parts make you want to laugh, others to cry, and some parts are just completely unbelievable. It is a great book for any boy who just wants to read a short, sweet, and moving story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2004

    Mature themes

    This book is a fast read for an adult, I read the whole thing in about 2 and 1/2 hours. The themes and language are more mature than I would care for my children to read themselves, however not any worse than they would hear in high school hallways. I would caution parents to read this ahead of their middle/high school children as some scenes might be disturbing to a sensitive reader (i.e weasling a dog, the slaughter of an animal, etc). Very funny parts and a very moving coming of age story, but in the end, it takes a mature reader to grasp it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2004

    A boys life on a farm

    This is a story about a poor family trying to survive on a family farm. This story brings you through a families harsh times. Winter comes and the families troubles begin. Read this book to find out what happens when sacrifices have to be made for ones family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2001

    A Review on a day no pigs would die

    this novel was aright and showed what life in a farm was like and want this boy had to go through. I like the Hang for Treason and Kirks Law both by Robert Peck better an this novel. They both take place in vermont and i belive are better and this title. Even though Robert Peck was givin though The Day No Pigs would die was known as his best work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    Just Another Review

    A Day No Pigs Would Die is about the daily struggles of a family living on the farm. It focuses on the hardships of the family, but does not really focus on how much fun living on a farm, although being poor, could be. This was the first aspect of the novel that I came to dislike. I felt this story was just another attempt for society to look down upon farmers as being 'poor, sad people.' Although in minimal ways, I did enjoy A Day No Pigs Would Die, there were many ways in which I didn't. I felt that this book was very difficult to relate to, due to the setting being on a farm and the main character living the farm life. For me, as well as others, I'm sure, I do not tend to enjoy a book if I can not find a way in which I can relate. Also, I felt that this book was written at an early adolescent level. Being above that reading level and interest level, I did not enjoy that aspect either. Upon finishing the book, I was left dazed, for the ending could have been written to actually end the book and not leave one thinking, 'Why?' In general, I felt that A Day No Pigs Would Die did not leave me with an ending that was sufficient, therefore leading me think about the book on a bad note. Obviously, this bad note has carried over, leaving me particularly disappointed over the whole novel. I only recommend this book for someone who is looking to read a very simple book and also for someone whose tastes are very easy to please.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    My opinion

    This book was ok but it was very emiontional. I think that the littler ones should not read this book. I feel sorry for Robert because he looses his father and pig at the same time. He gets very attached to the pig. I thought it was sad that the pig could not have babies. Over all, I think the book was ok.

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