When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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It is one of those books that makes you happy and sad, that makes you laugh out loud and leaves you wanting more and I recommend this book to people who like puzzles and breaking codes.
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Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

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, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid 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 Miranda finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper:

I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.
I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.

The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. 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.


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About Rebecca Stead

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Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two sons.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Wendy Lamb Books. 226 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Smilez on Jul 15 2013

This book was a pleasant mixture of suspense, mystery and humour. In the beginning of the book, it seems a bit boring, but gets more exciting as the story goes on.

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Reviewed by Tjala on Feb 18 2013

They were all surprise twists and turns making this book, the brilliant novel that it is. It is one of those books that makes you happy and sad, that makes you laugh out loud and leaves you wanting more and I recommend this book to people who like puzzles and breaking codes.

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Reviewed by Tjala on Apr 03 2012

It is one of those books that makes you happy and sad, that makes you laugh out loud and leaves you wanting more and I recommend this book to people who like puzzles and breaking codes.

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