This is something I found over on Just Another Book Addict =), and I thought I'd do my own. There are so many great books out there that get overlooked (especially if they've been out for a while)!
Every Saturday, you share (recommend) a book, preferably one that you haven't reviewed yet. It's just a way to get other books out into the blogging world. This is NOT a review.
Today I'm going to recommend Good-Bye Pink Pig by C. S. Adler.
Amanda would rather live in a fantasy world of her imagination than go to her new middle school, where the custodian is the grandmother she has never met.
If you had asked me back around 1985 or 1986 about my favourite books, this one would have been near the top of the list. Amanda's life felt so lonely... and as someone who felt as though she didn't have many friends, I could relate. Oh, how I longed for a Pink Pig of my own!
Unfortunately, this book is out of print (and seems to have been for a while). There's also a sequel, but it was published a few years later (so I probably would have thought it was too young for me at that time).
These books are firmly in the middle-grade category, but from what I can remember, Good-Bye Pink Pig was a beautiful story about a girl who, accompanied by her friend, Pink Pig (who is a miniature porcine figurine come to life), escapes into a fantasy world when she feels like she doesn't belong in the real one. One of these days, I'll have to see if I can find a copy to read again. I have such fond memories of this one from my childhood; I want to see if it's as good as I remember!