Eggs

Eggs 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

  • Title: Eggs
  • Author: Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN: 9780316166461
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 PrimroseNine 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 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.

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    • Annabelle says:

      This book is basically pointless, but it is very good!!!!!!

    • Sean says:

      DNF at 42% through. The book was ok, but it wasn't enough for me to continue reading.

    • 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.

    • Jennifer Wardrip says:

      Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadTooEGGS is a novel of lost souls--a boy who has lost his mother and a girl who wishes she could lose hers, both who more 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • Alex Bowns2 says:

      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 [...]

    • Autumn says:

      Eggs by Jerry Spenelli is an encouraging yet confusing book. They balance out perfectly to make an fantastic book.The main characters Primrose and David are torn damaged children that dont know which direction to go.This book takes place in modern time.These two children are missing something valuable in every childs life and that is FRIENDSHIP.Despite there differences of the 9 and 13 year old they learn to trust each other and fill that big gap that they are both missing.Despite all of the poi [...]

    • Maureen says:

      This thing was so terrible I couldn't finish it. This is a terrible book. dont waste your time reading it.

    • 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 [...]

    • ليلي says:

      سه و نیم حتیولی میدونین، دو تا مشکل اساسی وجود داره درباره‌ی من و این کتاباولیش اینه که من، دست خودم نیست، و واقعا حسرت و غبطه میخورم به حال تموم اون آدمایی که این ویژگی رو دارن که با خوندن کتابای کودک به اوج شادی میرسناینایی که هرچقدرم بزرگ شن باز کودک درونشون خیلی فعالهو عمق [...]

    • Mary says:

      Being able to travel to a different state with just your best friend at such a young age may seem almost impossible. That is, until you meet David and Primrose. David is an eight year old boy who has lived without a mother for a while, but is new to the town. Just when he gets as lonely as humanly possible, he meets Primrose; an outgoing 12 year old girl, who always loves to be in charge. They travel around town together, having fun, but at the same time, looking for Primrose's missing father. [...]

    • Trudy says:

      I would think someone who lost his mother at age nine would make a much more sympathetic character, but actually NONE of the characters in Eggs are very likable at all.David, who loses his mother to a freak accident almost a year before the book opens comes off not as a grieving child, but as hateful, ungrateful, and mean person with a LOT of twisted notions about death. The child really needs therapy! Unfortunately, what he gets is shipped off to live with his paternal grandmother while his dad [...]

    • 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 a more uplifting 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 [...]

    • Gregg says:

      I had mixed feelings about this book. The two young protagonists just weren't very likeable. I tried to be sympathetic of their hardships, but they were so mean to each other and most of the people around them, I found it hard to feel much affection for them. I felt especially sorry for David's grandmother who obviously loved him very much and was pretty much trying to fill the role of mother and father in his life but was treated with so little respect by David. On the other hand, I was bothere [...]

    • Kelli Bragg says:

      Reading a story where the two main characters are supposedly friends, yet treat each other so horribly, isn't my idea of a good time. Primrose was especially nasty (I had a childhood friend whose father had left the home and whose mother was an alcoholic, always passed out on the couch when we went to visit - she was a nice girl, so can't figure out the reasons P was so nasty, despite the book trying to imply it was because of her home situation) and David needed some severe discipline to remedy [...]

    • Haley Swan says:

      Eggs was a pretty good book. This book really emphasized the meaning of friendship. David,the protagonist, has lost his mother and believes if he follows every single rule his mother will come back. Primrose,another main character, does not have her father in her life and her mother is a fortune teller who Primrose in the beginning describes her as 'crazy'. The thirteen your old girl and the nine year old boy ironically become the best of friends. There are many conflicts between them, but soon [...]

    • Twelfthstar says:

      I just read this over Thanksgiving break. And my dad read it too. I love the author, though I've only read, let's see, 4 of his books. Eggs is truly unique. It covers friendship, death, hope, and kindred spirits.

    • Kris says:

      This book was incredible. I was wondering why I've heard so much, for so long, about Maniac Magee, and very little about this book. Then I thought maybe Maniac had been written a long time ago, so it's had lots of time to get good reviews. But (if tells the truth) Maniac was written in 2002, and Eggs only five years later, in 2007. So I don't know why one is a Newbery winner, and the other not. Because Eggs is great. The dialog between David and Primrose, the story of David's mother, and especi [...]

    • Maria Bienz says:

      It was an ok read. Its basically about the loss of a parent, strange friendships and coming around and living life. The main character is just mean. His friendship with Primrose is not the nicest. Honestly, I didn't like either character because of their awful behavior, which I think took away from the story. Sorry Jerry Spinelli, I do love most of your work but this one could have been much better.

    • Kelly says:

      I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot more as a teenager, but it was still a nice story about two kids going through hard times in life together.

    • Trinity Renee says:

      It was SUCH A CUTE BOOK! The ending didn't really close up the book, but it left happy thoughts of what will happen to the main characters in the future.

    • Hannah Groeschen says:

      I really enjoyed this book! I have read several books by Jerry Spinelli, but this has got to be one of my favorites! I loved the different points of view in this story

    • Jackson Cowin says:

      This was a little bit of a different read for me, I tend to read fiction more. I think the theme for this book is forgiveness, because they always fight, but always get back together. Even despite there differences of age, missing parents, etc they always forgive.

    • Kate says:

      “Friendship isn’t always sunny-side up.” That’s the tag line for Eggs, one of Spinelli’s more recent novels for grade schoolers. I remember reading some of his books back when I was in grade school, but to be honest they didn’t real do it for me then. Have I changed my mind now? Well… kind of. I had heard mixed reviews from some of my coworkers, but I decided to give it a chance. Admittedly, it was slow going at first. I couldn’t really get into the story of a young boy who has l [...]

    • Elena says:

      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 [...]

    • Daisha Dukes says:

      I loved the background of the book. It was quite a puzzle trying to figure the answers to the many questions they left included. This book was exceptional at including diverse emotions in a very limited amount of chapters. Also, the author focused mostly on the two main characters. The main characters have many similarities,however,they have differences too. The two main characters are named Primrose and David who are 13 and 9 years old. Each of them are trying to grow up too fast in order to fu [...]

    • Alec B. says:

      Date Started: August 2, 2011 Date Ended: August 5, 2011 I read the book Eggs, by Jerry Spinelli. This book is about David. David is only nine years old, but he has gone through tragedies most people do not encounter until they are a grown adult. His mother died in a freak accident when a janitor didn't mark a wet floor clearly. She fell down the stairs head first, and never woke up. The two had made plans to watch the sunrise the next morning, but he never got to do it. David has sworn to himsel [...]

    • Gwendolyn says:

      Primrose and David are an unusual pair. Although, colorful, rebellious, wild, and spunky, teen Primrose, with the hair like ropes, and purple glittery eye shadow, and curious, sad, and scared nine year old David make an odd couple of friends, they both have one thing in common: they are angry.Primrose seems to be mad at everything, but mostly mad at her mother.David is mad at his grandmother, and himself. David still hasn't gotten over his mom's death, and hates his grandmother because he thinks [...]

    • Karen Ball says:

      David's mom died in an accident at work. His dad's job requires long hours, and so he gives David to Grandma to care for during the week -- and she lives 200 miles away, so Dad only appears on weekends. Angry, sad, and busy closing himself off to the world, David has no friends until he meets Primrose, a girl with one parent who is physically present (but otherwise absent). She's got a knack for practical jokes and working to turn something awful into something more tolerable, which is just what [...]

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