Monday, June 16, 2008

Scrambled Eggs At Midnight by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler

Calliope (or Cal as she calls herself ) wants nothing more than to stay put, to stop traveling cross-country with her mother, sleeping in a tent, abandoning all belongings whenever they pull up stakes. Eliot misses the happy times he left behind when his father decided to open a camp for kids looking to lose weight and find Jesus.When Cal and Eliot meet by chance, they feel an immediate connection. Together they must face their isolation, the threat of yet another move, and the deepening of Eliot’s father’s obsession with money and God.This smart novel, featuring unforgettable characters, colorful backdrops, and even a few recipes, is as funny as it is romantic.

This book was really cute. Cal's and Eliot's relationship is sweet and tender. Cal comes from a family of two artist and when her mother, who doesn't act like her mother at all, runs away with her and leaves her father behind. Cal and her mother move around for four years before they come to Asheville, where Cal meets Eliot.

Eliot used to have the perfect family but when his dad starts in this crazy faze and opens up a fat camp for Christian and moves all of them to the mountains from the beach, Eliot just starts doing his own thing.

This book was written beautifully. I really enjoyed reader this novel about Cal's and Eliot's relationship. The book wasn't all that exciting and it was pretty predictable, but I think that's why it's such a charming story, you don't really see many love stories that have twists and turns any more and this one was a nice change. It was a really soft and sweet read that I really enjoyed. The characters were really unforgettable and charming. I highly recommend this book if you want to just sit down during a rainy day and read right through. I hope this book is read my many others.

Look out for there next book, Jar of Glass, out this October.

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