When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385737425
Branch Call Number: J STE
Characteristics: 199 p. ; 22 cm

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OPL_KIDS Jun 02, 2020

Miranda is twelve years old and has just experienced a fall-out with her best friend, Sal.
Unsure how to handle that, she now finds herself sorting through a series of mysterious notes that have begun to arrive. This clever story has it all! Told through a cast of surprising and diverse characters with a game-show as a backdrop, this story explores time travel, friendships, and growing up. Once you have finished, this story will have you re-examining the beginning for clues you may have missed.

Reviewed by Miss Rachel

ArapahoeAnnaL May 14, 2020

This science fiction story is equally strong on character and setting. The reader is sympathetic to the narrator but recognizes her flaws as she does. Lots of fun to read and lots of food for thought.

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NB_Books
Apr 04, 2020

Absolutely adored it. It has that slow, whimsical feel of one of those books that they make you read in elementary or middle school together as a class, so I understand it can be a boring book for many different audiences.

But for me, I loved every bit of it. All the lovable characters and the quirky stories they have tie into a veeeeery unexpected ending.

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dcochra1
Nov 04, 2019

Fun and, but best for middle schoolers

JCLMELODYK Sep 16, 2019

So many bits and pieces of wonderfulness in this book. The mother's boyfriend, the school secretary, the homeless man, etc - lots of delightful characters. Highly recommend to just about everyone.

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laurenf05
Aug 17, 2019

I love reading this book over and over again! The way that the book is written makes me feel like twelve year old Miranda is really speaking in the book. The concept of time travel in this book and the plot twists made it that much more interesting to read. Rebecca Stead is an amazing author in my opinion, so if you enjoyed reading When you reach me, her other books won't dissapoint!

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Nonarina
Mar 01, 2019

This is my all time favorite book! it's full of events that make you want to read more!..

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Daj_O
Feb 24, 2019

When the story revealed it's "Wrinkle in Time" obsession, I thought "Oh no, fan fiction." But I was pleasantly surprised and entertained. Very enjoyable.

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DEATHNINJA64
Feb 06, 2019

'tis good. i liked that it mentioned a wrinkle in time. it had some good plot twists.

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Zekdeck
Feb 06, 2019

I enjoyed the book. some good plot twists
didn't expect it to be about time travel.

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Dec 08, 2013

avantika_g thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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ArapahoeAnnaL May 14, 2020

The dentist locked the door behind us. Then he looked at me. "Your mom is a lawyer?" "Sort of." Okay. We'll just sit tight until she gets here."... They knocked, and the dentist called out, "Sorry, I have my hands full here. It'll be a minute." I was wondering what we would do when a minute was up. The dentist just sat there reading his paper. Marcus looked at his palms. "I wish I'd brought my book," he said, turning to me accusingly.

karolinagorgolewski Sep 05, 2019

"There are days when everything changes, and this was one of those days."

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Jamaka_88
Aug 25, 2016

"Try not to land in the broccoli." Miranda to Marcus.

SabyTheGod Jun 09, 2014

“Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.”

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HaoLin
Feb 21, 2012

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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