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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 Prim. 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 moralThe 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 The his 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 daughterAnd 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 themWhat 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 uickly 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 themThe book gracefully bounces from perspective to perspective from scene to uintessential 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 honestI wish there were books like Eggs books that tackle complicated and dark issues like grief healing and loneliness with eually complicated and dark characters It’s not for everyone but I adored Eggs and will definitely give a few Spinelli books a try

summary Eggs author Jerry Spinelli

Eggs author Jerry SpinelRose 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 fri. DNF at 42% through The book was ok but it wasn't enough for me to continue reading

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Eggs author Jerry Spinelli characters ✓ 7 Î [Reading] ➸ Eggs ➮ 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 Pr Nine year oEndship eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives This powerful uirky novel about two very complicated damaged children has much to say about friendship loss and recovery. Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToocomEGGS is a novel of lost souls a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers both who 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 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