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When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | December 17, 2010

Book When You Reach MeWhen You Reach Me

Written by Rebecca Stead

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher’s Synopsis: This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.

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, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street 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 a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. 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.

About the Author

Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two sons.

Visit: http://www.rebeccasteadbooks.com/

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    December 18, 2010
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    December 18, 2010
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    December 18, 2010
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    December 19, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 25, 2010
  • Some of my students just finished reading this book in guided reading groups in my fifth grade classroom. Each day that we met to discuss the book, it was hard to stop the group at the end! I enjoyed hearing their theories about the notes and proofs and their predictions as we read the story.

    This book is an excellent story for use in the classroom!

    December 26, 2010
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    December 26, 2010
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    December 26, 2010
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    December 26, 2010
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    December 26, 2010
  • Sounds like a great mystery. I always loved books set in an urban setting since it was so different than my rural childhood.

    December 26, 2010
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    December 27, 2010
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    December 28, 2010
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    December 28, 2010
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    January 3, 2011
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    January 4, 2011
  • I know I would enjoy reading this book to my family. I need to found out more about the crazy guy on the corner!

    January 4, 2011


    January 4, 2011
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    January 4, 2011
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    January 5, 2011
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    January 7, 2011
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    January 8, 2011
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    January 12, 2011
  • Receiving mysterious notes makes me think of “I Am The Messenger”, which I loved. I would love to read this and find out more!

    January 12, 2011
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    January 12, 2011
  • I am sure that my reading intervention students would enjoy reading this book.

    January 12, 2011
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    January 12, 2011
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    Kinsy McVay
    Author, Just Line Around

    January 12, 2011
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    January 12, 2011
  • This is a great read aloud in my 6th grade class. Thanks for the autograph opportunity!

    January 12, 2011
  • This book sounds great for my middle school students.

    January 13, 2011
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    January 15, 2011
  • Congratulations, Judy:

    “I’d love to be able to give this to my grandchildren!”

    You are one very lucky person. Watch out for your winning notification e-mail.

    Thank you to everyone that entered!

    January 17, 2011

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