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Children's LiteratureThe Pigman has died. John and Lorraine cannot seem to shake him. They decide to go past his house. There, they find an elderly man (running from the tax collectors) living in the house. John and Lorraine decide to make amends with this man, Gus, in an effort to re-right their wrong. Along the way, Lorraine and John find a passion for each other and they develop a friendship with the aged man, Gus. How will they mess this one up? The story is uniquely told—the chapters alternate between Lorraine's and John's viewpoint. This is a good story. It is slow in parts but the ending is worth it. If you have not read The Pigman, that is okay as Zindel catches the reader up in "The Promise" (the introduction to The Pigman's Legacy). This would be a first-rate book read aloud in a Language Arts class or any class that is studying themes that deal with the relationships between the young and old generation. This is a fulfilling sequel to The Pigman with an accurate message: History always repeats itself. 2005 (orig. 1980), Harper Trophy/HarperCollins, Ages 12 up.