I don’t think there’s anyone alive who didn’t, at some point in their childhood, declare that they were running away.
But most of us didn’t actually do it.
Then again, most of us aren’t Claudia or James Kincaid, the two young protagonists of the Newberry Award winning novel, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller.
Claudia and James are siblings from Greenwich Connecticut who not only run away from home, but decide that they need to hide somewhere comfortable, so naturally they choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Manhattan.
It’s a fast read, but a good one, no matter the age of the reader, and the mystery within the book is a bit of added spice.