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The View From Saturday Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The View From Saturday

Four students (Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian) are chosen to participate in an academic trivia competition by their paraplegic teacher, Mrs.Olinski. When this sixth grade team wins the Epiphany Middle School sixth grade competition, they move on to compete against the seventh grade at an addition championship. Saturday is the day of the competition, and as the team works together to answer each question that comes up, the book tells a particular story about each individual team mate, in explanation of why and how the sixth grade team started on the road to victory. Intertwined in the story of this competition is the story of how this group of students came to be friends, and how their teacher came to choose them to participate in the Bowl. The View From Saturday explains how hindsight can explain how people come to be who they are and know what they know.
This report prepared by Jennifer Selk








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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