The View from Saturday
E. L. Konigsburg
Page Count: 176
Age Range: 8 and up
Noah is snarky, Nadia is stubborn, Ethan is quiet, and Julian is a mystery, but somehow these four sixth graders come together to make quite a team. The View from Saturday traces their journeys as they find themselves and each other, then their surprising trip together to the New York State Academic Bowl championship.
This is a quiet, thoughtful book with moments of hilarity and many, many layers. If you enjoy sucking the marrow out of a book full of implication, read this one. If you love trivia or people and their relationships, this is also a good book for you. It’s my favorite book of all time.