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The book took place in rural Vermont with a young Shaker boy named Rob Peck The novel was basically about this boy going through joyful and trying times in his youth and his friendship with his pet pig named Pinky Robert Peck was the main character he was loving towards Pinky and he was obedient he knew if he wasnt hed be in big trouble Throughout the book you could tell that his emotions were opening up more now that he had a pet to love and take care of yet he still held back some of his feelings His father Haven was a good Shaker man and was a great neighbor He cared for his son but was still stern in his own way but he had to be after all he was a Shaker Their neighbor Benjamin Tanner was grateful for Rob delivering The finest oxen in the county Pinky was a gift from Mr Tanner To show his appreciation he pulled out a pig from underneath his jacket and gave it to RobThe theme of the book was traveling from boyhood to manhood and how quickly it came about Through the short time the book took place Rob turned from a boy into the man he is now I think the first turning point was the death of Pinky and how he reacted towards that The second instance was the death of his father and how he took it so well and even dug his fathers grave When pinky died he had a conversation that showed him turning into a man He said Oh Papa My hearts broke So is mine said Papa But Im thankful youre a man The second passage in the book describing manhood is after Haven killed Pinky and said Thats what being a man is all about boy Its just doing whats got to be doneOverall I liked this book however I didnt like the beginning The
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