What I Loved:
I loved that this was a story within a story, an allegory. I loved the references to things like the “second making.” It’s a book that you can read on the surface and enjoy, but you can also dig deeper into the words and get a more profound meaning.
How I Felt:
The Cracking of Monday Egg is such a deep story when you really start thinking about it. I feel that, while this was targeted for young children, it’s perfect for a young adult to adult reader. The story could definitely be read aloud to a child and a wonderful discussion could happen afterwards, however, older students are going to continue to think about the story and process all the heavier stuff.
The main story focuses on Monday’s awakening and life. We see him making friends and becoming interested in girls. The main idea though, is focused around his knowledge and understanding of “The Maker”. I was impressed with the writing of this story and the ability of the writer to create these ideas that were symbolic for something else. I think that each reader will get their own individual experience and take-away from reading this book because of the way it was written.
To Read or Not To Read:
I highly recommend this book for people that are interested in a more spiritual twist on a story. This will be most enjoyed by someone with a higher power background, I don’t know that you need to be Christian necessarily to enjoy it.
This can absolutely be enjoyed by children with an assist from an adult.
Where to Find This Book:
The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins is available at these sites.
Amazon Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads
The Maker created Monday Egg for a very important reason. Monday just doesn’t understand it yet. Being an egg with arms and legs has its advantages. Monday can run like the wind and climb trees easily, but he is an egg. What happens when he cracks?
The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins is the story of a cranky crow, a sick little girl, a kind squirrel and Monday’s struggle to deal with his own crackability.
Just the Facts:
- The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins
- Series: Egg World Allegory, Book 1
- Genre: Middle-Grade / Christian
- Page Count: 206 pages
- Publisher: Emerald House Group, Incorporated
- Pub Date: October 31, 2019
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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