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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ARC Arrival: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

I received this book through Shelf Awareness

About the book: 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, like the local grocery store, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid 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:

I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own.
I ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.

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.

This remarkable novel takes place in the real world but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. When You Reach Me is an original, and a brilliant and profound delight. (back cover)

About the author: Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light. She grew up in New York City and still lives there, with her husband and their two sons. (inside book)

When You Reach Me
Publisher/Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books, July 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-73742-5
208 pages


bermudaonion said...

I'll admit it - I'm a little bit jealous of this one! Hope you enjoy it.

Sheila Deeth said...

Oh wow. This one does sound intriguing.


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