Friday, May 7, 2010

When You Reach Me

Written by: Rebecca Stead

First line: So Mom got the postcard today.

Why you should read this book: Follow Miranda as she navigates the intricacies of her New York City neighborhood: the crazy man who sleeps under the mailbox, the naked weirdo whose appearance means no one can go out for lunch, the friends and enemies she's always making or losing. It's the cryptic notes that bother her, though, because how do they get into her things, and how are they able to predict the future so well, and what do they mean about saving her friend's life? This smart novel guides the reader with a candle in the distance, revealing truths that are hard to see clearly.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You haven't read A Wrinkle in Time yet.

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