Saturday, January 7, 2012

Student Saturday: The View From Saturday - E.L. Konigsburg c

Student Reviewer:  Jada
Publisher:  Atheneum Books
Pages:  176
Genre:  Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction

The characters from the book The View From Saturday are Nadia, a girl with red hair, freckles that powder her nose, she’s plumped like a peach and is basically related to Ethan. The reason is their grandparents go married!  Mrs. Olinski is the teacher who does the Academic Bowl and she’s paraplegic-definition:  complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.  Ethan is a very quiet, keep to himself type of boy.  He is practically related to Nadia because of their grandparents.  Julian is that boy who is different in a cool way.  Like his sense of style is different from others (short pants, knee-high socks, Reeboks).  Noah is the preppy-geeky smart guy!  He wears glasses and is apart of the Epiphany Academic bowl team and the souls going with Nadia, Ethan and Julian.  Nadia’s grandfather and dad, Ethan’s grandma, Nadia’s grandpa and Ethan’s grandma got married.

This book took place in Albany, New York.  The Souls never gave up.  They stuck with each other and were the Souls until the end, and surprising all that paid off for something amazing!  The Souls truly were excited.

My connection to this book would be, and this is just my perspective of the book, is when there is a group of people that get together and really not having that one thing that connects them besides being on a team tighter.  Not knowing each other at first is that one special thing that connects them all and in this case the Souls came to be  because of one thing.  They all want it so bad they stick together until they get that one thing accomplished or achieved or just keep the bond.

This was a pretty good book.  I would maybe read it again.  But, not more than twice.  This type of genre didn’t interest me as much, but there were parts that I enjoyed very much.  I’m a mystery book girl!  One thing I would recommend for this book is that you take your time with is and that you have to be mature. 

No comments:

Post a Comment