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10 thoughts on “Eggs

  1. Krista Regester Krista Regester says:

    This book was a lovely reminder to my uterus that I never want children A heartwarming tale that made absolute sure my womb was closed for business Truly capturing the essence of being a kid, that I want to never witness firsthand Wonderfully enlightening on just how terrible being a guardian to a child devil can be proud2bgay


  2. Annabelle Annabelle says:

    This book is basically pointless, but it is very good


  3. Fiona Fiona says:

    I loved Eggs Loved, loved, loved it for its injured soul and complicated characters and simple imagery I can see why many readers were put off by it and why it s viewed as one of his minor novels there s a darkness and coarseness to the book Its characters are often unpleasant, and there s no riveting plot or easily summed up moral.The central characters of Eggs are nine year old Dave and thirteen year old Primrose Both are dealing with some parental loneliness Dave s mom died in a freak a I loved Eggs Loved, loved, loved it for its injured soul and complicated characters and simple imagery I can see why many readers were put off by it and why it s viewed as one of his minor novels there s a darkness and coarseness to the book Its characters are often unpleasant, and there s no riveting plot or easily summed up moral.The central characters of Eggs are nine year old Dave and thirteen year old Primrose Both are dealing with some parental loneliness Dave s mom died in a freak accident and his dad works all day Thehis loving grandmother pulls him in, the further he pushes away Primrose s mother has a screw or two loose, and her dad disappeared, leaving nothing but a picture for his daughter.And so the two are drawn together It s a strange relationship, but it s the kind of strange that feels real They sneak out and have mini adventures each night, and kind hearted eccentric Refrigerator John looks after them.What I love about the relationship between Dave and Primrose is that it doesn t feel out of a story book The pair are wounded and neurotic, often lashing out at each other but quickly forgetting their feuds Often characters in novels who suffer from loss or absence of family cope in noble ways that bring out their bravest and most independent personalities they re lovable and kind, because those are the heroes authors want us to root for Eggs isn t that type of book Dave and Primrose turn their wounds into moodiness and desperation, not resolve and empathy yet you still love them.The book gracefully bounces from perspective to perspective, from scene to quintessential scene The climax is moving and elegantly ties together many of the images and ideas Spinelli develops throughout the novel The final chapter shifts the tone a bit too jarringly towards the optimistic, but still manages to feel honest.I wish there werebooks like Eggs, books that tackle complicated and dark issues like grief, healing, and loneliness with equally complicated and dark characters It s not for everyone, but I adored Eggs and will definitely give a fewSpinelli books a try


  4. Se Se says:

    DNF at 42% through The book was ok, but it wasn t enough for me to continue reading.


  5. Ley Ley says:

    Maybe I ll always have a soft spot for Jerry Spinelli s quirky children s books and characters This book was sweet and real.


  6. Swankivy Swankivy says:

    I don t like you That s not something you expect friends to say to each other, yet that s the phrase David says to his friend Primrose just about every day And Primrose pretty much deserves it the two of them are actually pretty nasty to each other for people who really do like each other so much They do everything together and bicker like siblings, and even though neither of them is a substitute for what each other lacks, they ease each other s difficulties just by being there.David s mom I don t like you That s not something you expect friends to say to each other, yet that s the phrase David says to his friend Primrose just about every day And Primrose pretty much deserves it the two of them are actually pretty nasty to each other for people who really do like each other so much They do everything together and bicker like siblings, and even though neither of them is a substitute for what each other lacks, they ease each other s difficulties just by being there.David s mom died because someone didn t follow a rule, and his overwhelmed traveling father and his grandmother with a distant, tentative parenting style don t really know what to do with him Primrose s dad isn t in the picture and her mother is such a crackpot that she d rather live in a van outside the house and she does Together, the two go on nighttime adventures, hang out with Refrigerator John, and share their skills and fears.One thing I love immensely about Spinelli s portrayal of these children is that they are inventive and quirky the way children really are, not in a storybook cutout way I loved how Primrose buried herself in leaves because she felt like it, and how David had so many invented superstitions about his departed mother that comforted him in her absence I loved how David braided Primrose s hair even when they were screaming at each other, and I loved that her being a thirteen year old girl and his being a nine year old boy made them such an unlikely but perfectly matched couple And, of course, I love their secret desires David wanting to see the sun come up with his mother, and Primrose still wishing to be read to sleep.Spinelli s a master of writing about children and the occasional special adult


  7. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comEGGS is a novel of lost souls a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both whothan 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 f Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comEGGS is a novel of lost souls a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both whothan 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 isabout 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


  8. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    This story is going to sit with me a while I m not sure how I feel about it Jerry Spinelli writes such interesting stories and he writes so well, but I rarely feel uplifted when I finish his books I feel pensive and kind of sad Maybe it s because so many of his characters are lonely or loners and or misfits Eggs has auplifting ending than Loser or Maniac Magee or Stargirl in my opinion , but the happier ending seems abrupt So much of the book is two lost characters David and Primr This story is going to sit with me a while I m not sure how I feel about it Jerry Spinelli writes such interesting stories and he writes so well, but I rarely feel uplifted when I finish his books I feel pensive and kind of sad Maybe it s because so many of his characters are lonely or loners and or misfits Eggs has auplifting ending than Loser or Maniac Magee or Stargirl in my opinion , but the happier ending seems abrupt So much of the book is two lost characters David and Primrose trying to feel better and feeling so sad angry that the switch felt too sudden For me, at least.That s not to say there isn t a whole lot to chew on Big ideas Loss, family, space, friendship.I like the title I think it fits well with the story, not just because David meets Primrose at an Easter Egg hunt or that Primrose s house gets egged Eggs symbolize new beginnings, right New life And both Primrose and David are looking for new life Eggs are delicate, but the shell is also relatively strong We all need a tough shell to protect our sensitive insides Primrose and David use their anger at people and each other as their tough shells Eggs can also be destructive Eggs can take the paint off of cars and houses How can something that offers such hope for new life also be so destructive Primrose and David seem to be destructive with each other at times but also they offer great hope for a new life.Hmm.I m going to be thinking about this for some time


  9. Terri Terri says:

    9 year old David is heartsore after the loss of his mother and resents his grandmother s attempt to make a normal homelife for him His chance encounter with Primrose, an offbeat 13 year old girl with a sham medium for a mother, leads to a quirky friendship that helps both young people come to terms with the harsh realities of their lives David needs to cope with loss and learn to trust loving adults again while Primrose needs a normal relationship Together and with the understanding help of R 9 year old David is heartsore after the loss of his mother and resents his grandmother s attempt to make a normal homelife for him His chance encounter with Primrose, an offbeat 13 year old girl with a sham medium for a mother, leads to a quirky friendship that helps both young people come to terms with the harsh realities of their lives David needs to cope with loss and learn to trust loving adults again while Primrose needs a normal relationship Together and with the understanding help of Refrigerator John, a local handyman coping with his own disability, they forge a friendship that endures despite their age difference, anger, and mistrust By the novel s end it is clear that both David and Primrose have learned to accept those things they cannot change and are ready to be a part of a loving family


  10. Hailee Hailee says:

    This book was interesting how David said in the beginning, I don t even like eggs I just got me hooked right away I just couldn t stop reading it with Sada.


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Eggs [BOOKS] ✯ Eggs ✹ Jerry Spinelli – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 year old Pr 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 bossyyear old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery.

10 thoughts on “Eggs

  1. Krista Regester Krista Regester says:

    This book was a lovely reminder to my uterus that I never want children A heartwarming tale that made absolute sure my womb was closed for business Truly capturing the essence of being a kid, that I want to never witness firsthand Wonderfully enlightening on just how terrible being a guardian to a child devil can be proud2bgay

  2. Annabelle Annabelle says:

    This book is basically pointless, but it is very good

  3. Fiona Fiona says:

    I loved Eggs Loved, loved, loved it for its injured soul and complicated characters and simple imagery I can see why many readers were put off by it and why it s viewed as one of his minor novels there s a darkness and coarseness to the book Its characters are often unpleasant, and there s no riveting plot or easily summed up moral.The central characters of Eggs are nine year old Dave and thirteen year old Primrose Both are dealing with some parental loneliness Dave s mom died in a freak a I loved Eggs Loved, loved, loved it for its injured soul and complicated characters and simple imagery I can see why many readers were put off by it and why it s viewed as one of his minor novels there s a darkness and coarseness to the book Its characters are often unpleasant, and there s no riveting plot or easily summed up moral.The central characters of Eggs are nine year old Dave and thirteen year old Primrose Both are dealing with some parental loneliness Dave s mom died in a freak accident and his dad works all day Thehis loving grandmother pulls him in, the further he pushes away Primrose s mother has a screw or two loose, and her dad disappeared, leaving nothing but a picture for his daughter.And so the two are drawn together It s a strange relationship, but it s the kind of strange that feels real They sneak out and have mini adventures each night, and kind hearted eccentric Refrigerator John looks after them.What I love about the relationship between Dave and Primrose is that it doesn t feel out of a story book The pair are wounded and neurotic, often lashing out at each other but quickly forgetting their feuds Often characters in novels who suffer from loss or absence of family cope in noble ways that bring out their bravest and most independent personalities they re lovable and kind, because those are the heroes authors want us to root for Eggs isn t that type of book Dave and Primrose turn their wounds into moodiness and desperation, not resolve and empathy yet you still love them.The book gracefully bounces from perspective to perspective, from scene to quintessential scene The climax is moving and elegantly ties together many of the images and ideas Spinelli develops throughout the novel The final chapter shifts the tone a bit too jarringly towards the optimistic, but still manages to feel honest.I wish there werebooks like Eggs, books that tackle complicated and dark issues like grief, healing, and loneliness with equally complicated and dark characters It s not for everyone, but I adored Eggs and will definitely give a fewSpinelli books a try

  4. Se Se says:

    DNF at 42% through The book was ok, but it wasn t enough for me to continue reading.

  5. Ley Ley says:

    Maybe I ll always have a soft spot for Jerry Spinelli s quirky children s books and characters This book was sweet and real.

  6. Swankivy Swankivy says:

    I don t like you That s not something you expect friends to say to each other, yet that s the phrase David says to his friend Primrose just about every day And Primrose pretty much deserves it the two of them are actually pretty nasty to each other for people who really do like each other so much They do everything together and bicker like siblings, and even though neither of them is a substitute for what each other lacks, they ease each other s difficulties just by being there.David s mom I don t like you That s not something you expect friends to say to each other, yet that s the phrase David says to his friend Primrose just about every day And Primrose pretty much deserves it the two of them are actually pretty nasty to each other for people who really do like each other so much They do everything together and bicker like siblings, and even though neither of them is a substitute for what each other lacks, they ease each other s difficulties just by being there.David s mom died because someone didn t follow a rule, and his overwhelmed traveling father and his grandmother with a distant, tentative parenting style don t really know what to do with him Primrose s dad isn t in the picture and her mother is such a crackpot that she d rather live in a van outside the house and she does Together, the two go on nighttime adventures, hang out with Refrigerator John, and share their skills and fears.One thing I love immensely about Spinelli s portrayal of these children is that they are inventive and quirky the way children really are, not in a storybook cutout way I loved how Primrose buried herself in leaves because she felt like it, and how David had so many invented superstitions about his departed mother that comforted him in her absence I loved how David braided Primrose s hair even when they were screaming at each other, and I loved that her being a thirteen year old girl and his being a nine year old boy made them such an unlikely but perfectly matched couple And, of course, I love their secret desires David wanting to see the sun come up with his mother, and Primrose still wishing to be read to sleep.Spinelli s a master of writing about children and the occasional special adult

  7. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comEGGS is a novel of lost souls a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both whothan 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 f Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comEGGS is a novel of lost souls a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both whothan 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 isabout 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

  8. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    This story is going to sit with me a while I m not sure how I feel about it Jerry Spinelli writes such interesting stories and he writes so well, but I rarely feel uplifted when I finish his books I feel pensive and kind of sad Maybe it s because so many of his characters are lonely or loners and or misfits Eggs has auplifting ending than Loser or Maniac Magee or Stargirl in my opinion , but the happier ending seems abrupt So much of the book is two lost characters David and Primr This story is going to sit with me a while I m not sure how I feel about it Jerry Spinelli writes such interesting stories and he writes so well, but I rarely feel uplifted when I finish his books I feel pensive and kind of sad Maybe it s because so many of his characters are lonely or loners and or misfits Eggs has auplifting ending than Loser or Maniac Magee or Stargirl in my opinion , but the happier ending seems abrupt So much of the book is two lost characters David and Primrose trying to feel better and feeling so sad angry that the switch felt too sudden For me, at least.That s not to say there isn t a whole lot to chew on Big ideas Loss, family, space, friendship.I like the title I think it fits well with the story, not just because David meets Primrose at an Easter Egg hunt or that Primrose s house gets egged Eggs symbolize new beginnings, right New life And both Primrose and David are looking for new life Eggs are delicate, but the shell is also relatively strong We all need a tough shell to protect our sensitive insides Primrose and David use their anger at people and each other as their tough shells Eggs can also be destructive Eggs can take the paint off of cars and houses How can something that offers such hope for new life also be so destructive Primrose and David seem to be destructive with each other at times but also they offer great hope for a new life.Hmm.I m going to be thinking about this for some time

  9. Terri Terri says:

    9 year old David is heartsore after the loss of his mother and resents his grandmother s attempt to make a normal homelife for him His chance encounter with Primrose, an offbeat 13 year old girl with a sham medium for a mother, leads to a quirky friendship that helps both young people come to terms with the harsh realities of their lives David needs to cope with loss and learn to trust loving adults again while Primrose needs a normal relationship Together and with the understanding help of R 9 year old David is heartsore after the loss of his mother and resents his grandmother s attempt to make a normal homelife for him His chance encounter with Primrose, an offbeat 13 year old girl with a sham medium for a mother, leads to a quirky friendship that helps both young people come to terms with the harsh realities of their lives David needs to cope with loss and learn to trust loving adults again while Primrose needs a normal relationship Together and with the understanding help of Refrigerator John, a local handyman coping with his own disability, they forge a friendship that endures despite their age difference, anger, and mistrust By the novel s end it is clear that both David and Primrose have learned to accept those things they cannot change and are ready to be a part of a loving family

  10. Hailee Hailee says:

    This book was interesting how David said in the beginning, I don t even like eggs I just got me hooked right away I just couldn t stop reading it with Sada.

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