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Saturday, May 24, 2014

A childhood classic

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

By: E.L. Konigsburg

Genre:  Juvenile fiction

Pages: 125

Published: 2003

Read: May

3.5 out of 5

This was a reread from my childhood. I didn't remember much about the story, but I know I enjoyed it. I love the idea of running away and staying locked in a place overnight.  I think it's a dream of every child at one point or another.  As a child, I would probably have chosen a library :) As a teen, the mall!  I loved how innocent Claudia and Jamie were - making sure clothes were washed, learning something new everyday, took baths, and yet solved a mystery too. The book really teaches a lesson about growing up, being responsible and even money management yet in a very exciting setting.  As an adult, I had a couple minor issues; the biggest one being: why did the emblem have to look like a beer can, wouldn't a soda can have been a better choice? Overall, I believe this book is a timeless classic and a good selection for 8 to 12 year olds.

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