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Author: Jerry Spinelli
Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their dif...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316166461
ISBN-10: 0316166464
Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Eggs is a great book! It tells a lot about friendship, and courage.I had to read it for class and was at first dreading it,but the second I started reading I was hooked! It is a heart-warming story between two troubled children who become great friends.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed Eggs on + 784 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A unique tale on the healing power of friendship. Like other Jerry Spinelli books, EGGS gently explores an important theme in a way that's approachable yet different for readers of all ages. However, EGGS is more on the silly and weird side, rather than the heartwrenching and memorable. It's a quick read that will most likely get the attention of well-read kids looking for something odd.
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Helpful Score: 1
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EGGS is a novel of lost souls--a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both who more than anything need a human connection. For David and Primrose, that's easier said than done.

As their awkward friendship develops from a strange meeting during an Easter egg hunt to late-night worm catching and finally a trek along a railway line, they badger each other and fight and eventually find a sort of peace.

Most of the chapters focus on David, who is a hard character to like. Since the death of his mother, he has been obsessed with rules and rigidity. He turns the cold shoulder on his caring grandmother and deliberately provokes her, as well as pushing away any other kids' attempts at friendship. However, as he spends time with Primrose, who both fascinates him and angers him, her big-sisterly influence starts to soften him up. The way he deals with his pain and slowly comes to terms with it is heartbreaking and believable.

The novel is more about revealing the characters and watching them interact and develop than any specific event. Its slow, contemplative pace will appeal to thoughtful readers. But this book isn't a downer--between the spats and the melancholy moments there's plenty of humor to be had. The descriptions of the town are colorful, and the well-developed minor characters add extra life to the story.

Anyone who has lost a parent or been estranged from one will find much to relate to in EGGS. It hits readers with every emotion possible, from despair to hope, and entertains them along the way.
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reviewed Eggs on + 6 more book reviews
My ten y/o daughter loved this book so much that she insisted I read it too. It has a great story, and is a fast, easy read.
princesslydiax avatar reviewed Eggs on + 4 more book reviews
It was an OK book. I enjoyed most of it but the suthor could of put a bit more in it. I give it 3 stars.
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This was one of the best books i have ever read. It's about an odd friendship that takes you on adventures. I highly recommend it.
peglegpug avatar reviewed Eggs on
When it comes to good reads, this is one of them. A boy has lost his mother and comes across a new friend on an Easter egg hunt. He fight, they laugh, they have adventures. It's a nice quick read, although it is a "young adult" book, I believe that anyone would enjoy this book!