Reviewed by Melanie on August 8, 2017


This book was a lot cuter than I thought it would be. The story follows Mireille, Astrid and Hakima, voted the ugliest girls in their school and their road trip to find happiness, and to learn to be comfortable in their own skin.

The unlikely friendship between the three girls takes them on a road trip by bike through France. I don’t want to give away their misadventures along the route, but I found the story heartwarming and brilliantly written. Instead of feeling poorly about themselves, the girls learn that it’s truly what is on the inside that counts, and that with good friends, anything is possible.

This was a quick and light hearted read that had me laughing out loud and excited to see how the story finished. It was a nice break from some of the heavier stuff I’ve been reading and was easy for me to get excited about and finish.

Piglettes Book Cover Piglettes
Clémentine Beauvais
Young Adult, Cultural, France, Roman
Pushkin Children's Books
August 8, 2017

A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction. Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?
Well... yes, a bit, but not for long! Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris, their goal: a garden party with the French president. As news of their trip spreads they become stars of social media and television. With the eyes of the nation upon them the girls find fame, friendship and happiness, and still have time to consume an enormous amount of food along the way.

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