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It's been a long time since I've sat down and read a book in one day. I was so pleased with this book. It was thoughtful and smart. I taught 8th grade Language Arts for fourteen years and it was always difficult to find novels for that age group that had an age appropriate story line and tone, but also a vocabulary that was challenging and not at all dumbed down. Under the Egg is just about perfect. Yes the ending might be too neat and tidy, but it was also a satisfying surprise. And yes there are loose ends never addressed. I was left still worrying for Theo's mother. But there are also many positive adult role models. I was very happy to see the inclusion of a female Episcopal priest. If I were still in the classroom, I would choose this for a class read. It has a fast paced central mystery and presents a side to the Holocaust that doesn't get the attention it should in the middle school classroom. A great book.