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When You Reach Me

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Rebecca Stead

Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009:Shortly after sixth-grader Miranda and her best friend Sal part ways, for some inexplicable reason her once familiar world turns upside down. Maybe it's because she's caught up in readingA Wrinkle in Timeand trying … see full wiki

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Author: Rebecca Stead
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
3 reviews about When You Reach Me
Quick Tip by . November 07, 2010
This is a really striking novel that made me take another look at A Wrinkle in Time.
review by . July 29, 2009
The back of this book describes it as "a remarkable novel (that) takes place in the real world, but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. When You Reach Me is original and a brilliant and profound delight."    Wow -- how can a book live up to that kind of hype?? I don't know, but this one did. It's a perfect description -- this is the real world. Twelve-year-old Miranda lives in NYC in the late 70's, and Stead's characterizations are spot on, with such observations as what the …
review by . July 01, 2009
Miranda and Sal have been best friends practically since birth. They did everything together--from daycare naptime to walking to school--until sixth grade when Sal is suddenly punched by the new kid. Sal shuts Miranda out of his life, and that's when Miranda's life starts to spin out of control. The spare key to Miranda's apartment is stolen, the crazy guy on the corner's behavior becomes even stranger, and Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes from an undisclosed person. These notes are what …
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