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When You Reach Me

Stead, Rebecca (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When You Reach Me


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As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Authors: Stead, Rebecca
Title: When you reach me
Publisher: New York :, Wendy Lamb Books,, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Newbery Medal winner, 2010", "
A Junior Library Guild selection"]
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ISBN: 0385737424
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Comment by: simpsonc Report This Oct 26, 2010

Such an awesome book. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. Shows the reader how your actions today will affect your life tomorrow.

Comment by: kathymclellan Report This Oct 19, 2010

I love the time-travel concepts and Wrinkle in Time connection.


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Great book! It has a little bit of everything woven into the story: friendship, school, time travel, mystery, crime, food, bullying, and A Wrinkle in Time. Miranda is a very believable main character.

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  • Laura_Jenkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A mysterious note appears in your backpack, saying, "I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own." And the spare key to your apartment has disappeared, and your best friend is acting strange, and there's a crazy laughing man on the corner as you walk home from school. But this is not a regular mystery, because you must take time travel into account to understand what has happened, and what will happen. Or will it? If you love A Wrinkle in Time as Miranda does, then you'll want to know how that book helps her unravel the secret in this wonderful and amazing story.

Stead has a relaxed, engaging style, which makes it easy to glide by the more perplexing parts of her tale. Short enough that you'll be able to re-read it to see what you missed the first time through.

Report This Jun 22, 2013
  • davewhitaker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My review here: http://writbywhit.blogspot.com/2013/05/when-you-reach-me-making-sure-you-reach.html

Very Good. Definatly a page turner. Read it!

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  • MelissaBee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great story with wonderful characters and many mysterious twists and turns. Our family read it aloud with our ten-year-old son and it generated great discussions about time travel, the multi-dimensional world, and the possible reasons people and situations may come into our lives. We had read "A Wrinkle in Time" shortly before and this added to our enjoyment and understanding of the book.

such an interesting, unique book. i loved it. it's unexpected, and totally worth it.

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  • redhotglass rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book was great and I do recommend it.

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  • hlee02 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. It's a little intense (WHAT IS GOING ON??!), but so good, and so worth it.

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When you reach me is a book about love, and tragity it is for ages 9 and up. it may be a liitle small but the book tells a good story

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