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When You Reach Me

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This Newbery Medal winner that has a fantastic puzzle at its heart has been called “smart and mesmerizing,” (The New York Times), “superb” (The Wall Street Journal), and “incandescent” (The Washington Post).
 
When Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, she doesn’t know what to do.
 
The notes tell her that she must write a letter, a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone—not even her best friend, Sal.
 
It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that’s the case, then Miranda has an even bigger problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it.
 
“Lovely and almost impossibly clever.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction
A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 22, 2009 – Twelve-year-old Miranda, a latchkey kid whose single mother is a law school dropout, narrates this complex novel, a work of science fiction grounded in the nitty-gritty of Manhattan life in the late 1970s. Miranda s story is set in motion by the appearance of cryptic notes that suggest that someone is watching her and that they know things about her life that have not yet happened. She s especially freaked out by one that reads: I m coming to save your friend s life, and my own. Over the course of her sixth-grade year, Miranda details three distinct plot threads: her mother s upcoming appearance on The $20,000 Pyramid; the sudden rupture of Miranda s lifelong friendship with neighbor Sal; and the unsettling appearance of a deranged homeless person dubbed the laughing man. Eventually and improbably, these strands converge to form a thought-provoking whole. Stead (First Light) accomplishes this by making every detail count, including Miranda s name, her hobby of knot tying and her favorite book, Madeleine L Engle s A Wrinkle in Time. It s easy to imagine readers studying Miranda s story as many times as she s read L Engle s, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises. Ages 9 14.

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When You Reach Me
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Jul 14, 2009
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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