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Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
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Dec 22, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 9th-grade-reading

** spoiler alert ** EGGS, by Jerry Spinelli, tells of a one of a kind thoughtful story about a boy and his friend. David, a 9 year old boy trapped in his mind, away from reality, has a lot to learn about the real world. Loss, death, and recovery- he has to go through it all. Luckily he has a friend by his side, Primrose. If you like realistic fiction then I assure you EGGS will get you into the genre, and go into a suburban neighborhood where David just wants to things to go back to the way they were before he lost his mom- little does he know it will never happen. The theme of this novel is definitely friendship, sweetness, and love- but also dislike and aggravation- just like any friendship, right? David and Primrose have a love-hate relationship, sometimes they’re at each others throats and the next day they hang out like nothing happened.
The writing style of the book is easy, good for people to understand. Jerry Spinelli let’s you go into David and Primrose’s heads to find out what they think about a situation, and also always switches the Point of View’s so that you wont ever get bored with just one point of view. A book easy enough for an 8 year old but you’d still never be too old to read it.
When you read the novel you’ll feel like you actually know a person like Primrose or David. You could probably even relate them to yourself or to real life in general through Spinelli’s description throughout the book.
In the beginning of the book David was just a kid who didn’t care about anyone or anything but his dad- he thought that just because he lost his mother that everyone should take pity on him- but at the end of the book he learns that you have to get over things if you want to live life without worry.
In the beginning of the book Primrose was an obnoxious teenager- at the end she still was- but it seemed like she learned more about friendship, even if it was- but it seemed like she learned more about friendship, even if it was with a 9 year old kid.
I loved how sweet the book was, and how into the world it seemed, it just kept me reading. Readers will think of people they know that act just like Primrose and David and they won’t be able to put the book down. EGGS is the eggs of the omelet, the cheese for the sandwich, the steak for the plate, all-in-all it makes you hungry for more!
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