Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

Pig Park - Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Pig Park
Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN 1935955764 (ISBN13: 9781935955764)
 
Pig Park brings us the story of a small town on it's last legs, thanks to the main factory closing down. When a developer comes into town with the idea to build a pyramid to attract tourists, towns people chip in to help build it.  Martinez skillfully brings together Masi, her friends, and the adult business owners together to build a story of searching for hope, community involvement, and individual growth and self esteem.
 
The author's characters are well written, especially the main character, Masi, who is smart, likeable, and relatable. Martinez builds into the story Masi's identity as a Mexican American, which is nice to see as there are not too many Mexican American main characters seen in American literature.
 
***This book was received from the author through a Booklikes giveaway in exchange for an honest review.***