Eggs

Paperback | April 1, 2008

byJerry SpinelliAs told byJerry Spinelli

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Eggsis a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. 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. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture. Despite their age difference (David is 9, Primrose is 13), they forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

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Eggsis a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. 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. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father ...

Jerry Spinelli is the author of the Newbery Award-winningManiac Magee, the Newbery Honor winnerWringer, and the best-sellingStargirl. He lives with his wife, Eileen, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.75 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316166472

ISBN - 13:9780316166478

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eggs A wonderful story! Warm and comforting. Well written, beautiful and realistic characters. I love it.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming Jerry Spinelli’s Eggs is a simple read that is yet so filled with warmth and sincerity. All the characters in the book are wonderfully real and true to life; complex, genuine, and written with such honesty in human emotions. Primrose and David make a peculiar and unlikely pair given their age. But perhaps because of their youth and childishness, they form a relationship that is raw and truthful. Together, the two kids navigate life’s complexities and find what they need in unlikely places – friendship, companionship, and above all, understanding. While Eggs is generally considered a children’s book, I doubt it would go unappreciated by teens and even young adults, who have a better grasp of life’s struggles and the difficulty of loving those around you. All in all, Eggs is heartfelt, poetic, and delightful to read. Would recommend!
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Read This book was great! It was heart warming and not to mention suspensful. Many would pick up the book and say "I'm not going to read a book called eggs!!" but I'm sure that they would regret what they had said right after they read the first page.
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spinelli does it again! Jerry Spinelli's Eggs was such a pleasure to read! In a heartfelt story that is definitely short but sweet, nine-year-old David and 13-year-old Primrose make up the cast of contrasting, but personable characters. Although David and Primrose are complete opposites in so many ways, they are bonded by one thing: tragedy. Equally stubborn, the young boy and the teenage girl forge an unlikely friendship marked by quarrels and small gestures of kindness and affection. With his expert writing skills, Jerry Spinelli has crafted a story of great compassion and feeling, making for an enjoyable short read. I breezed through Eggs in just over an hour, and would recommend it to avid and reluctant readers between the ages of 10 and 15. A powerful story that draws upon the strongest of emotions, Eggs deserves 4 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2007-07-25