October 21, 2009

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

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Miranda's mother is preparing to be on the $20,000 Pyramid while Miranda is trying to figure out the mysterious notes that she has been receiving that seem to be coming from the future. The notes claim that her friend will be saved as long as she follows along. Miranda is very wary about the whole situation but doesn't want to tell anybody for fear of what might happen.
When You Reach Me was confusing at first, but once I began to understand the premise it was a great story. It was not only a story about Miranda trying to figure things out but also a story of family and friendship. I felt for Miranda in all the situations she encountered and wanted to help her through them. I would recommend this book to middle school students and some upper elementary students.

Posted by Lisa at October 21, 2009 4:01 PM