An adventure and mystery can be like exploring an unknown deep-trench cave or going to planet Mars. But what about E.L. Kongsberg’s mystery, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? It is a book that’s about two kids; Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, running away from home in Connecticut. Not just running away from somewhere, it running to somewhere. That’s why they went upon to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which Claudia thought that it’s a comfortable, large, and indoor place for hiding, because of the unfair treatment from their parent. Claudia is treated unfairly by all of her family members. She has less allowance for doing more work than the rest of her family member.
The character I like the most is Jamie, because he has a lot of money, he’s the same age as me, and he says funny things. I would want to be friends with Jamie because he enjoys playing game (especially gambling games and I don’t like gambling) and he has a good sense of humor. The personalities of Jamie that I don’t like is that he gambles, cheats, and not generous. Claudia is a girl who likes cleanness, comfortless, and secrets. I wouldn’t like to be her friend because if I’m her friend, she might complain about the non-comfortless, and uncleanness of some of my room. I don’t like Claudia’s sense of humor and the picking. I think that Claudia choose Jamie because he provided a friend (companionship) and keeps Claudia’s trait of a “neat-freak” from getting out of control. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a very quiet and strict person. On Claudia and Jaime’s visit, her voice depends on how Claudia and Jamie behave. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Claudia both had secrets to keep. I think that if I ever meet Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler when she is in a bad mood, I would freak out; but I think that I will get used to it. I would visit her every month to learn about Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and to get a ride on Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’s luxury Rolls Royce. The part that I don’t like her that is the age differences.
I would recommend this book to a friend because the book is about adventures, mysteries, and secrets. I haven’t read any other book by E.L. Kongsberg but I could tell that the other books are interesting too. The rating of this book may be ★★★★ star rating out of five star rating because the words in the book catches the reader’s attention a lot. The book’s setting is believable because the author used real name, places, and time. Another thing I did not like about the book is that there are criminal acts done by Claudia and Jamie, like staying in the museum even after the museum is closed and robbing the newspaper. What I learned from this book is that secret is a really hard task. After all, this is a great book for all ages of children to read because there is a lot of mysteries and adventures in this book.