Thursday, April 20, 2006

SCRAMBLED EGGS AT MIDNIGHT

SCRAMBLED EGGS AT MIDNIGHT, by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler (Dutton 2006)(Ages 12+)

Calliope is tired of being dragged by her mother cross-country from Renaissance Faire (don't forget the "e") after Renaissance Faire. Eliot longs for the day when his father used to sell swimming pools -- before he "found God," and subsequently founded the fat camp for Christian kids ("What would Jesus eat?"), thereby also discovering financial success. When Cal and Eliot meet, there's instantly chemsitry -- literally and figuratively. Do they have a future? Or will Eliot's father and Cal's mother (and her jouster boyfriend) tear them apart?

SCRAMBLED EGGS is a romantic comedy with an almost classic feel. Cal and Eliot feel like people you know even as they face unusual, even surreal, circumstances with humor and aplomb.

9 comments:

Brit Hallenback said...

Maybe I missed something - I thought this book was not funny, very amateur. None of my friends liked it, either.

Anonymous said...

The book was anything but amateur. The story was about something that any body could relate too, loneliness and distant parents. But the best part was that this book proved that you don’t have to be lonely there is some one other there for you. All you have to do is leap.

Anonymous said...

i loved this book. it was an interesting story that described the story of two young adults that have major issues with their parents. i loved how i was able to see through their eyes what the world looked like. this is one book i wil read over and over again.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE this book. it's my new favorite.
i love it shows us wut really goes on out there in life, but it kinda makes me depressed, because anything i read or watch that how love(something i have never experienced) makes me sad.

Anonymous said...

ohh i loved this book soooo much. it was so perfect and happy and sad. i am demanding that all of my friends read it, and so far theyve all loved it and one even did a book report on it. I hope that i will find an eliot some day lol. he sounds like a great guy. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I absolutly love this story!!! Its one of my new favorties, its not really too funny haha, its more funny sarcastic, and you have to know a little before you can get all the humor! Listen to all the hype, this book is definitly on my top-10 list!!

Anonymous said...

i love love loved this book too! it shows usthat you are never alone even if you dont agree with your parents.

Anonymous said...

this book is definatly on my top 5! i just read this book and i have fallen in love with it. it shows us that your never to young to find love and sometimes its not, "Just a summer thing." its the real thing.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! I love how it shows the story from Cal's and Elliot's prespective. It was the best book I have read in a LONG time. I would recommend it to anyone!

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