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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 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.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published on May 8, 2008 by Orchard Books
ISBN-10: 1846167000
ISBN-13: 9781846167003
26 Book Reviews
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  • applemango
    applemangoWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm55 stars
    This is about David a boy who lost his mom and his dad goes to work everyday and he only sees him on the weekends. This is also about Primrose a girl who has a fortune teller mother and a father that ran away...she thinks she has the right picture of him but, it's actually an actor.....they find each other during the egg hunt and later again in the story telling time. On many adventures between them include going to find night crawlers for the flea market and going "trash hunting" also for the flea market. They also try walking to Philadelphia to try to find the waving man, and they end up with a police cruiser having to rescue them, on that day David overcomes his fear of sunrises because his mother had said that they would wake up and go together to see the sunrise and he never did see the sunrise with her because she fell n the wet floor, dead. However, he couldn't avoid it forever so he decided to overcome his fear.
    • inmemoryofcpr
      inmemoryofcprSaturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:03 pm44 stars
      This book was also very good and some parts were sad. The character's feelings could be felt and the writing style was really nice. I would recommend this to fans of One Crazy Summer and Stef Soto, Taco Queen, which i also wrote a review.
      • ??????????Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm
        it is a good book but i could not find the plot
        • Pusheen loverSunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm
          I think that this book was kind of emotional but also very interesting to read. The front of the book looks bad but if you read it, it is a pretty good book.
          • boyo1234
            boyo1234Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:19 am
            It's stricken with grief happiness and friends
            • kawiiqueen1
              kawiiqueen1Friday, February 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm55 stars
              It was very emotional and fun! It was long, but it was worth it at the end! :) i TOTALLY recommend this book to all u readers out there!!! 😌
              • sportsgirl5537
                sportsgirl5537Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:23 am22 stars
                its okay but not one of my favs
                • jordanqueenWednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:57 am
                  to queen_bossy06 thanks for following
                  • jordanqueenWednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:55 am
                    we finished the book it really was funny.
                    • jordanqueenTuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:27 am
                      my teacher mrs.larson is a math teacher shes reading this book.