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Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

Book Summary

Her parents have disappeared after a bad storm, and while Primrose knows they will be back, plenty of people in town have opinions about what is best for her.

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Everything on a Waffle

Book Review

Like several award-winning books, this one features a young character interacting with adults and reflecting about serious issues from a child's point of view.  However, Primrose isn't navigating waters quite as grim as those in Waiting for Normal or The Higher Power of Lucky.  I think the writing itself is more enjoyable than the actual story.  As an extra bonus, the book contains recipes for food mentioned in the book, and the recipes are written in Primrose's voice.

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The only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and she has a teeny tiny pea-sized one that takes you nowhere you want to go."
  p. 156

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Small Towns
  • Trustworthy; Reliability
  • Family Relationships
  • Growing Up
  • Recipes

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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