by Paul Zindel
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(3) Base Camp
The Pigman is a relatively short, easy read. There's hardly any tough vocabulary. It's the questions it asks that grab you and make you think, such as "Are John and Lorraine responsible for Mr. Pignati's death?" This novel asks questions like this, and doesn't provide any easy answers.