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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.
She lives with a mother whose talent is telling fortunes and whose outlook on life is a little less mature than her daughter’s. Book is divided into sections (Eggs, The Waving Man,, Painted Windows, Who Cares, Only Children).
David and Primrose are friends, despite an age difference of four years (Primrose is older).
Summary: A story of grief, love, loss and recovery. So when they find each other, the friendship forged by these two children is a rather acerbic one. This resolution in particular could have ended in icky schmaltz, but it didn't.
This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery.It’s very tempting to use an egg metaphor as a review of this book (hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, poached) but here I’ll pay tribute to the egg carton and offer a dozen reasons for admiring and respecting ’s strength is in boy characters, but here he has a friendship between a boy and a girl. Without reading the book, can’t you imagine how a character named ‘Primrose’ might behave? Eggs figure into theplot (early in the book, David goes on an Easter Egg Hunt, vandals splatter eggs against Primrose’s bedroom window, the sunrise is described as crisp and sharp and beautiful and smooth as a painted egg.). But despite all this, they are kindred spirits, bonded by a joint fury and a refusal to let anybody, particularly an adult anybody, find a way through the defences they've erected. But when you're a lonely, grieving child, they're almost too much to bear. The children also fall out in major ways and then it does get sad - they lived in the same town, but only the sky was vast enough to measure the distance between them - and of course, fallings out are only natural.