Thursday, September 17, 2015

[Review] Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Title: Under the Egg
Author: Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: May, 26th, 2015
Pages: 256p
ISBN:  9780142427651

“Only two people know about the masterpiece hidden in the Tenpenny home - and one of them is dead. The other is Theodora Tenpenny. 

When Theo spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what looks like a priceless masterpiece underneath. That's great news for Theo, who's struggling to hang on to her family's two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather's legacy of $463. There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and if the painting is as valuable as she thinks it is, then her grandfather wasn't who she thought he was”

It wasn’t ordinary for me to step into a bookstore and bought a  book I barely heard before. First, I used to look on Goodreads or read my friend’s review to make a decision for buying a book. Because in my opinion, it is not wise to spend this very short time of life to read something not good enough, of course the standard will be diverse for different person. So, based on that principal, this book was quite surprised me because I love it from the very first time I saw it although I never heard of it. The cover mentioned about puzzling, mystery, art and hidden masterpiece gave a glimpse of hope for a good story inside it and I can tell that it’s not disappointing.