Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath is about a little girl, Primrose, whose parents are lost at sea—everyone keeps telling Primrose that her parents are surely dead and trying to figure out what to do with her. But she believes in her heart that they are still alive, which gets her through some tough times. If this sounds like a serious book, let me tell you it is NOT! This book is hilarious from start to finish. Not just funny, but inspiring, touching, and in many ways wonderful—also, there is a lot of food, and the recipes are included. You could call this realistic fiction—except that the things that happen probably wouldn’t really happen in a million years—but the way the story is told is so completely real and believable. You’ll feel like you’ve lived in Coal Harbor with Primrose and her friends your whole life.