Monday, February 6, 2017

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Written by: E. L. Konigsburg

First line: To my lawyer, Saxonberg: I can't say that I enjoyed your last visit.

Why you should read this book: The classic of all modern classic children's literature, in my humble estimation. Claudia doesn't exactly remember exactly why she needs to leave home, but once she decides to run away, dragging her less enthusiastic brother, Jamie along with her, reason falls aside in favor of planning the world's most luxurious adventure and coming home different. Claudia and Jamie run away (to) and hide out (in) New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves living with a mystery they just have to solve, no matter what the cost.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You'd rather run away (to) the side of a mountain. 

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