The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey; reviewed by Cecily B.
"This book is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Eggbert, whose family–his brother Adonis, sister Venus, and their dad–are a bunch of pirates. Eggbert isn't suited to life as a pirate and so he doesn't like anyone in his family–except maybe his father. They live on Deadweather Island , a smallish island where a whole lot of pirates live. It seems, at first, like life gets a lot better for Eggbert when his dad brings the family to a "paradise" called Sunrise Island to live with Roger and Millicent Pembroke. Eggbert is in love with Millicent so he's pretty happy with this situation. He is even happier when the rest of his family floats away on a balloon because that means he can stay living with Millicent and Roger. Suddenly, though, everything goes wrong when someone tries to throw him off a cliff. Eggbert finds himself up to his neck in a mystery involving a strange parchment, weird maps on walls, and someone who keeps trying to kill him. His only friends are Millicent and a possibly crazy cabin boy. This book had a lot of twists and turns and I thought that the character of Eggbert was written really well. It was an unusual story, which I liked and I thought that the author let the story unfold in a very interesting way. Overall I really liked this book." - Cecily B.