REVIEW: (George) by E.L. Konigsburg

Maybe I just read too many fantasy books, but when George first showed up I totally thought he was some kind of ghost. One of the ways Ben describes him is as his concentric twin, and that totally makes sense to me in the context of a SFF story. But (George) is not SFF– it’s a contemporary, and I’m pretty sure E.L. Konigsburg didn’t mean for it to be even a magical realism sort of Read More …

REVIEW: The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

The ultimate in “real life” books, where all the excitement is emotional and there are no car chases or spies or vampires needing slaying. It’s also kind of slow and boring. But I love it anyway! Maybe it’s because the story’s told from the POV of all the kids and their teacher, and each section really FEELS like it was written by an intelligent sixth grader and/or adult. E.L. Konigsburg is SO good at doing Read More …