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What is a summary of "The View From Saturday"?

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E.L. Konisburg's novel, "A View From Saturday," is about a collective group of protagonists: Nadia, Noah, Ethan, Julian and Mrs. Olinski, whose stories intertwine, beginning with making connections and dealing with changes as Nadia, Noah and Ethan meet in Florida while visiting family members. The group discovers the courage it takes to display kindness through various relationships and experiences over the summer.

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The theme of finding kindness in others and finding the ability to see kindness in one's self is reinforced in the novel and culminates in the main characters' relationships with each other that ends up becoming "The Souls." The story's title refers to the 4 o'clock tea time that "The Souls" gathered to share every Saturday.

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