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Grades 4 - 8Grade 4U3.632391
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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  • queen_bossy06
    queen_bossy06Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:58 am55 stars
    This book is very funny and I enjoyed it. It was cool and awesome. I want to read this book again. It is a very good book. I want to read it again it was hilarious and it made me happy. I think everyone should read this book because it will make you laugh and it will make you happy. So you should read this book
    • queen-boss01
      queen-boss01Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm
      I Like this book my math teacher mrs .Larson is reading to us in class it is a weird book but oh well .
      • Katniss_PusheenSaturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm
        I am in middle school and my friends and I decided to read this since my little sister recommended it... it was kind of boring and fell flat in some parts and I couldn't see the plot.
        • justinw20
          justinw20Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:29 am44 stars
          I think this is a very great book for teenagers to read. In the story we can see how David and Primrose are been naughty, angry, sadness and how do they improve. This book can teach us something that important, both from Davide or Primrose's story.
          • futbol0329
            futbol0329Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:56 am55 stars
            This was a good book too. It was very entertaining and reading about how a 9 year old and a 13 year old interact was breathtaking.
            • kenz0880
              kenz0880Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:06 am44 stars
              This book was pretty good and I enjoyed it. It's a really quick read and it took me like two days to finish it. I would probably reccomend it to everyone interested in realistic fiction like I am
              • ikyra_marie
                ikyra_marieMonday, April 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm
                I read this a couple years ago.I love Jerri Spinelli's books,but I really didn't think this was his best.It didn't really keep me entertained and it was SORT of boring.(my opinion)!,I liked the message it gave though.
                • awesomesam41504
                  awesomesam41504Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm55 stars
                  i love to read this i feel like it is a good one for ive seen it in school and i thought i might like it but it was out i mean come on i finally want to read a book and its out. that stinks.but whateve ill get it next time for sure.XD LOL
                  • wynn02
                    wynn02Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm11 star
                    This book is not really that interesting. Some parts are funny but most of the book is pretty booring.
                    • ellieep123
                      ellieep123Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm55 stars
                      Another one of my all time favorites, "eggs" is a wonderful book. Beautifully written and somehow touches something in all of us