Cooking is Evie's way of dealing with her parents' divorce. Her dad is a foodie--he has his own show. Cooking allows Evie to remain close to him while dealing with his departure from her everyday life and all the subsequent changes his absence created. Cooking lessons lead to more than Evie could have hoped for--new friends, new pets, and even a reconciliation with her dad.
What I thought: I liked Eggs Over Evie. The book deals with tough issues but manages to remain lighthearted. Evie is a likable character. Her interactions with Mrs. Hamilton and Corey were great. The cooking was nice. I can't resist a food book. Eggs Over Evie will appeal to tween girls. My favorite recipe was Evie's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans & Coconut.
(Christy Ottaviano Books, 2010)