Four unique students +one handicapped teacher = one unlikely quiz bowl team. That’s the basic premise of Konigsburg’s novel. Basics, though, are for beginners. The characters’ views of how the quiz bowl team was formed – and ultimately gels – takes the reader from Florida to New York in a four tightly-woven narratives, as each character gets a chance to tell their view of how the quiz bowl team was formed. Sprinkled with factoids, I remember reading this book as an undergrad and thinking that I had never read anything quite so well-done. Today, my students agree. Ages 9-13.