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Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
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Apr 09, 2008

it was amazing
Read in April, 2008

A story of loss, friendship and emotional recovery. David, a 9 year old boy who is bitter over the loss of his mother, crosses paths with Primrose, a rebellious 13 year old girl who lost her father, one fateful day and the encounter changes their lives. They become friends, in a hate relationship, and stay out late garbage hunting. They are both sourpusses and often call each other names. They break their friendship one day after they verbally attack each others' pain of loss. Months pass before they reunite, and when they finally get back together, they learn to overcome their pain in heart touching scene and finally find happiness in their lives.
Jerry Spinelli's writing style is captivating and humorous, as he brings the characters to life in this novel about life's ups and downs. He shows the fruiting relationship between two people who are recovering from the loss of a loved one. One of my favorite scenes in the book, a fairly light-hearted scene,is when Primrose's fortune-telling mother is reading David's foot. Her mother says to David "You lucky buck,you are going to have a long and-" when suddenly Primrose buts in shouting "a long and happy life. Now come on," where she then proceeds to drag David to her room to talk. This is an excellent read and is worth every penny.
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