Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg

Reviewed by Laura Craner

How does a rag-tag team of nobody sixth graders win the state Academic Bowl? Not even their teacher and coach, Mrs. Olinski, knows. But the team itself, Julian and Nadia and Ethan and Noah, know. Was it fate? Was it luck? No. The answer, in fact, lies in afternoon tea and the renovation of the oldest house in town.

Full of rich, quirky characters The View From Saturday, a Newberry Medal Book, is a fun book that explores the strangeness of friendship and the other relationships that bind people together--sometimes whether they like it or not!

3 comments:

Anne Bradshaw. said...

Hey, folks! Happy New Year to all you LDS readers out there.

Thought I'd let you know that to kick off 2009, I've started a new weekly contest on my blog, with some fabulous book prizes (and more). Hope to see you there :-)

Becoming LDS said...

I've read this book and found it an intersting read. It was different writing style than most of the books I read but I quite enjoyed it.

Cathy Morrow said...

Yeah, this is a very interesting book with a really good twist. Konigsburg never fail us with good boks!