by Karen B., February 18, 2008 1:11 PM
Finally back in print! Ben is a very smart sixth grader. George is the "funny little man who lives inside Ben" (get the parentheses now?). Ben's always been content enough with his unique situation, and smart enough to keep George a secret, but then Ben's quest to have friends other than George causes things to go awry. Factors leading to the mayhem include a meddling stepmother, a cool senior lab partner, and a stolen car. One of the best things about this book is that Konigsburg doesn't back down on the very weird premise that there is a man living inside Ben. This book is unusual in the best possible sense ? and is one of many gems by Konigsburg.