Monday, May 24, 2010

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Four students are selected to represent the sixth grade in the Academic Bowl. They have been chosen by their teacher, who has seen something special in all of them. But when they beat the seventh grade, and then the eighth grade, she starts to realize exactly how special the group is. As we learn more about what brought them all together, she starts to wonder: did she choose them, or did they choose her?

I was on a quiz team in high school, so I loved that aspect of the story. I also really like stories where characters and events weave in and out - much likeLost, where characters would show up in other peoples' backstories and stories and events would end up being connected to so much more.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Q & A by Vikas Swarup
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin


  1. This was one of my absolute favorites! I'll have to pick it up again and enjoy it sometime soon.

  2. I'm not sure why but I just didn't "get" this book the first time I read it. I was probably overthinking it. I just remember this whole thing about peeling off wallpaper.

    High five for the quiz bowl!