Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Pig Boy by J. C. Burke

A confronting and powerful story from the award-winning author of THE STORY OF TOM BRENNAN

On Damon Styles’s eighteenth birthday, he is expelled from school. But it’s what happens afterwards that changes everything.

Now Damon must come up with a plan. It’s the only way he can think straight. First, get his firearms licence. Then, see if the Pigman will give him a job – pig hunting will teach Damon what he needs to know. And he’d better get a lock for his wardrobe so his mother won’t find what he’s hiding.

Damon’s taking matters into his own hands – but so is the town of Strathven.

J. C. Burke describes Pigboy as a story that explores the way a person can be judged and how that judgement can be so wrong. An unlikable person doesn’t mean they are evil – it may just mean that they find it to difficult to navigate their way around life and relationships


May 23, 2011 Posted by | Boys' read, Bullying, Family/Relationships | | Leave a comment