Piglettes - Clémentine Beauvais

Aimed at the teen market, the writing style is bubbly, bright and full of impish humour.

The blurb says it will make you smile and it does, possibly even laugh out loud as we meet Mireille, Astrid and Hakima – the three ugliest girls in school, says a Facebook vote.

That last phrase sums up a large part of the book which targets online bullying, body image, racism and disability.

Mireille is the love-child of the husband of the French president. He does not reply to her letters, so she and her friends cycle to Paris to crash the Elysée garden party. The media hear about their road trip…

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