Remember how much I loved All-of-a-Kind Family? The same goes for The Saturdays. Why would I compare these, you ask? Both books take place in New York City, during a time period that is not my own, and features the stories and adventures of a close-knit family. The Saturdays begins with four siblings discussing how boring their lives are and what they should do with their weekends off. They decide to pool their weekly allowance together and allow one sibling each Saturday to go on an adventure of their own. Randy visits an art gallery and ends up having tea with a friend. Music-loving Rush enjoys a performance at the opera house. Mona takes a big risk and visits a fancy salon. And poor little Oliver gets lost at the circus. You can’t help but fall in love with at least one of the siblings, and enjoy their time being adventurous in the big city.
by Elizabeth Enright
Originally published in 1941