Monday, January 6, 2014

A View from Saturday

Another book by E. L. Konigsburg caught my eye on the Barnes and Noble bookshelf this weekend. A View from Saturday won the Newbery Medal winner in 1997. One chapter in, I found it interesting that the narrator changed from one character to another. I enjoyed getting to know Noah, a sixth-grader spent to spend part of his summer vacation with his grandparents in Florida. I loved his perspective on the marriage of two elderly members of the Century Village community where his grandparents lived in retirement and how that community had gathered and participated in celebrating the wedding. I especially loved the mention of "Your presence no presents" in the wedding invitation. That speaks to me.

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