Reviewed by JY (age 9)
I felt emotional as I read this book. I felt happy when Robert got a pig and named it Pinky. I was also happy when Robert, Pinky, and their neighbors, the Tanners, went to the fair. I felt sad when Robert's dad died in his sleep. I was also sad when they had no food so they had to kill Pinky. I was excited when Pinky got first prize. Robert was proud of Pinky that day. I was also excited when Pinky came home from the fair. This part of the story was great! My emotions felt like they were on a rollercoaster while I read this book.
My favorite part of this book was when Robert got Pinky. Pinky followed Robert everywhere. When Pinky followed him, Robert felt like she trusted him. I felt glad when Robert and Pinky went to Rutland fair. Pinky was entered in a contest and won. That was my favorite part.
I recommend this book to people who like sad stories. It is also great for people who like pigs. It teaches a good lesson as well. The lesson is that you have to make sacrifices in your life. Kids should learn this lesson so they understand they can't keep everything for themselves.