Study Guide

A Day No Pigs Would Die Tough-o-Meter

By Robert Newton Peck

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(4) Base Camp

The language in A Day No Pigs Would Die can be a little tricky now and then, but once you get used to it, it's a pretty smooth ride. Because everything is filtered through Rob's point of view, though, and because his knowledge of events is sometimes limited, you might have to work a little to figure out what exactly is going on.

Example? Of course. In the episode where Mr. Hillman digs up the baby's coffin, Rob doesn't know the greater context about Mr. Hillman's affair with the dead baby's mother, so we have to piece it together as we go along. It can be a little challenging in places, but overall, it adds to our sense of closeness with our narrator. Aw.

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