I’ll try again! The rest of the book group had all read it as kids and loved it and I guess I just didn’t have that nostalgia factor. Went back and read Mixed Up Files and that holds up and is delightful.
aw, bb. i’m sorry, i didn’t mean to bully you. i just have this special place in my heart for “the westing game” so i’m a little protective of it ;)
what else have you enjoyed re/reading? i think i’m going on a children’s lit run when i finish (finally) the joss book.
I’m not even kidding but I was thinking about Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself earlier today. All the books you mentioned are ones I like! Especially the Westing Game, of course.
WHY that one stays with me, i have no idea. I think it’s because she had SUCH a vivid fantasy life in her head, which i did. and it was set against such ugliness of bigotry and antisemitism.
Love “Mixed Up Files” so much. Have you read The View From Saturday by the same author? It is wonderful.
funnily enough, i bought it years ago because it was by EL Konigsburg. I STILL haven’t read it. but i’m reinspired by your recommendation!
OMG Mixed-Up Files. I overidentified with Claudia like whoa. Still one of my faves! My kid is reading Westing Game now and loving it, BTW. :D
same here. i DESPERATELY wanted to run away and live in a museum. to this day, whenever i see pennies in mall fountains, i think of claudia going in to collect coins for them to buy food.
I would love to hear what you think of Harriet the Spy. I need to re-read it now that I’ve been to New York. Also Nobody’s Family is Going to Change. They’re both far far far from sweetness and light.
oooh, i haven’t read that one. I need to — it sounds like a fantastic read.
I forgot to add in A Wrinkle in Time. I loved that, and I loved Meg and loved that Meg was a little off but super smart in math because i was super smart in math and i LOVED math. That alone made me happy to follow her into any adventure, especially one so amazing.
And while I can’t remember the story very well, I know that I read Tuck Everlasting over and over again.