Thursday, January 21, 2010

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

This year's NEWBERY AWARD WINNER!! " When You Reach Me" was lauded as a winner almost from the moment that it appeared last summer. Reviewers have said that you " won’t want to miss Rebecca Stead’s completely original, fascinating, and well-crafted novel."

This mystery novel has a complex, twisty story that neatly ties together plots and subplots involving a 12-year-old named Miranda, her single mom, and their life in a Manhattan apartment building in 1979. Clues to help unravel the mystery lie in the novel that Miranda carries everywhere with her – children's lit classic and 1963 Newbery Medal winner "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. You will get to the end and want to read it again!!

I thought this book was very unique. It definitely makes you think about time travel! Give it a chance, but be prepared- it's an easy book to read but you will probably be confused until the end. Stick with it!

Review by Mrs. Gallagher