One day, while leaning against her street lamp, she meets a new girl a fat blond girl who seems perfectly capable of standing up to the taunts of the neighborhood boys playing nearby. The girls name is Abigail, but her nickname is Pig. She immediately sees in Lizzy an easy mark, someone so trusting and thirsty for friendship that she can be made to do Pigs bidding. At the same time Pig, herself a lonely, friendless girl, hopes that Lizzy will be her friend. And this creates the basic dynamic of the story: how far can Lizzy ...

Piggy 2008, Front Street

ISBN-13: 9781590786369