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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead January 22, 2011

Filed under: Fantasy,Mystery — msbabookbuzz @ 6:52 pm

book jacket

Miranda is helping her mom prepare for her appearance on the $20,000 Pyramid game show. When mysterious things start happening, notes start appearing, and her best friend distances himself from her, she starts to wonder if her life will ever be normal again. Who is sending her these notes? It’s set in the 1970s in New York City.

I really liked that the plot was confusing, but everything comes together at the end. It takes a very clever author to be so organized and keep everything in their head as they create the story.

It took awhile to get totally engaged in the mystery of it, but after the first couple of chapters, I was totally hooked. This one is in the top three books on my list for this year’s MSBA winner.

My favorite elements were: Characters, Plot, Conflict, Resolution, Engaging Voice, Original Ideas and the Connection to a Wrinkle In Time

I’d recommend this for grades 5-8.

Overall: I loved it!

– Corinne, grade 6

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