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read Everything on a Waffle kindle ´ Paperback Þ polly horvath å In the small Canadian town of Coal Harbour in a uaint restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing everything comes on a waffle lasagna fish you name it Even waffles Eleven year old Primrose Suarp loves this homey place especially its owner KatIn the small Canadian town of Coal Harbour in a uaint restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing everything comes on a waffle lasagna fish you name it Even waffles Eleven year old Primrose Suarp loves this homey place especially its owner Kate Bowzer who takes her under her wing teaches her how to cook and doesn't patronize or chastise I didn't expect to like this book but I did very much What kept me reading was the main character Primrose who seemed separate from in her youthful perspective and yet a part of the crazyinteresting people and events around her And the idea of serving food on a waffle had a kind of appeal to me Made me want to try it
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Her even when she puts her guinea pig too close to the oven and it catches fire Primrose can use a little extra attention Her parents were lost at sea and everyone but her thinks they are dead Her Uncle Jack who kindly takes her in is perfectly nice but doesn't have much time on his hands Miss Perfidy her paid babysitter guardian smell You have got to love Polly Horvath No really you do Who else could pull off a novel such as this one in which all the ingredients for a grim tragedy parental deaths maimings of innocents homes burning down children being shunted off into foster care people generally being mean to one another as they are in life are instead whipped up into something sustained hilarious and ultimately life affirming? Nobody else I'd wagerAnd yet the story is not a farce It occasionally veers close to farce but thanks to the unsinkable Panglossian optimism of her narrator Primrose Suarp we believe the excesses of the story and chalk them up to PrimroseIt's a jewel of a book and was uite rightly named a Newbery Honor novel Might could have won the actual award were it not for Linda Sue Park's unassailably wonderful A Single Shard A good year for great novelsOn a side note this book has literally one of the worst children's books covers in memory Seriously FSG what were you thinking?
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Everything on a WaffleS like mothballs and really doesn't like children and her school guidance counselor Miss Honeycut an uppity British woman of the world is too caught up in her own long winded stories to be any kind of confidante Nobody knows what exactly to think of young Primrose and Primrose doesn't uite know what to make of her small community either “Delightful Hilarious Entertaining Insightful These adjectives don’t even begin to describe a novel I simply couldn’t put down” –The Syracuse Post Standard “They’re right Those adjectives DON’T describe this novel”That snappy comeback gets credited to my daughter and it had me doubled over with laughter We read this book together in an attempt to revive our summertime read aloud tradition About two thirds of the way through finally admitting that this story was going nowhere I turned the book over and read the couple of review blurbs aloud Experienced readers know those snippets of praise can’t always be trusted And now I’m sad to admit that shiny little Newberry Honor medal on the cover cannot always be trusted eitherEleven year old Primrose newly orphaned is shuffled in and out of the care of various adults in her small town Primrose believes against all reason that her parents aren’t dead but merely lost at sea She maintains this faith even in the face of the many townspeople who tell her otherwise Perhaps slightly off beat the story started with some promise But the we read the weaker the story became Characters discussed things that seemed the beginning of a larger theme but had no relevance later Plot points popped up at random and proved to be pointless or simply evaporated Characters were too odd to be endearingly uirky I could make a case for one or two characters but they could not enjoy their full potential under Horvath’s pen I feel like Horvath picked up a dozen different threads in trying to create this story but then didn’t know how to make them all part of the same cloth So the ending when it came was flat I’m all for uirky middle grade reads; this one was just lameI’ve heard it said that a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work It may be a stretch but I think I can apply that sentiment to reading this book It may not have been a good read but reading is still better than washing the dishes More importantly I shared this book with my daughter We experienced it together and we had a few laughs And so in that way it most certainly was “delightful”