Friday, July 4, 2014

Flashback Friday: A View From Saturday

ffbutton2This is a weekly meme that is hosted by Rebecca over at Bookshelf Fantasies as a way to recap books that are older (been published for at least five years) but still have a special place in our hearts.

This week I picked The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. Published: 5/1/2003.

The View from Saturday

Summary taken from Goodreads: Mrs. Olinski, paralyzed in a car crash ten years ago, returns to teaching and chooses four unlikely sixth-grade Academic Bowl team, who become unlikelier champions, in more than the state competition. Julian, the strangest one on the school bus, invites Noah, red-haired Nadia, and silent Ethan, to tea.

Why I love this book: You know those books that make you fall in love with reading... well for me this is one of those books. I just love the story about four misfit 6th graders who come together to win the Academic Bowl. This is definitely a story about an underdog and 4 teenagers along with 1 teacher figuring out what is important in life, what their individual strength is, what winning is all about, and finally what it means to have real friends. I just love this book!!!!!!! Sadly even at my old age I find myself settling down to re-read one of my favorite children's books. That is the sad part of being a book lover is that I can't seem to just let go of books. Clothes... meh I can throw those out willy nilly, but ask me to throw out a beloved book and we will fight to the death. It is sad that I am emotionally attached to words printed on paper, but such is the life. One thing is for sure though this book will always have a place of honor on my bookshelf and my future children will be reading this once they are old enough to appreciate it.


  1. Nothing sad about revisiting childhood favorites! One of my happiest moments recently was finding a really old copy of a book I remembered reading as a kid, especially since I'd remembered the title incorrectly and had never been able to look it up. E. L. Konigsburg wrote such fantastic middle grade books, and I love to still have them around! Great choice. :)

    1. I do love to re-visit my old favorites I find I just get more out of them the older that I get. He does write some freaking fantastic books!