by Sarah H., July 22, 2008 12:57 PM
Okay, the truth is it's been a while since I read The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, but I remember thinking it would be a great book to read on a beach somewhere. It starts out like a typical underdog-at-summer-camp story where the protagonist is having trouble fitting in with the other girls, but instead of winning over their stuck-up hearts or seeking sweet revenge, Margaret Rose finds a place where she can truly be herself for the summer. I wholeheartedly related to this character ? which only the genius of Konigsburg could create ? and highly recommend this book to any strong, arty, soul searcher.