Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Synopsis: This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.
By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.
But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.

My Rating: 5/5 Must Read

My Review: After reading When You Reach Me, I am not at all surprise Rebecca Stead was awarded the Newberry Medal. This book reminds me of a young adults version of The TIme Traveler's Wife, but different. It is full of twists and turns. I was pulled right into the book from chapter 1.  It was a quick read, as well.  At the end of every chapter, I wanted more. 

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