When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

eBook - 2009
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As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780375892691
0375892699
Branch Call Number: eBook--Juvenile
Characteristics: 167 pages

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AL_JENNY Jun 05, 2017

Miranda and Sal are childhood best friends, until one day they aren't. One incident causes ripples that impact the rest of their lives in unexpected ways. This book makes you stop and think about the significance of every day encounters and the importance of friendship and family.

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mbeber
Feb 21, 2017

For drayton

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Oct 04, 2016

Miranda is a middle schooler in New York City in the 1970’s who starts receiving mysterious notes from someone who seems to know the future. Miranda’s fascination with Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a large part of the plot, as Miranda contemplates whether the stranger’s note really came from the future. As her mother prepares to be on the game show $20,000 Pyramid, Miranda tries to figure out who the notes are from, what letter the person wants her to write, why her friends all have more money than her family, and why her other friend Sal abruptly stopped talking to her. Somehow middle school friendship drama, the problems of growing up in a big city, and theories about time travel all come together seamlessly in the story.

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Tess1144
Sep 23, 2016

Miranda's just trying to get along in sixth grade and help her mom prepare to compete on a TV game show, but strange things keep happening: Her best friend gets punched for no reason and then stops talking to her. Someone steals her hidden apartment key. And then there are the mysterious notes; notes that mention things that no one but Miranda could know about and things that haven't even happened yet; notes that seem to be predicting a tragedy that only she can prevent. Puzzling, compelling, and ultimately moving, this book will keep readers thinking long after the last page.

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Jamaka_88
Aug 22, 2016

A time travel book for kids...a little mystery on who is doing the time travel and what the notes the lead keeps finding truly mean. Perhaps you may want to read A Wrinkle in Time as it's mentioned numerous times throughout the book.

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heidielise
Jul 19, 2016

REALLY GOOD BOOK. A little bit confusing though.

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JJordan_0
Jul 08, 2016

Amazing book! I couden't put it down!!!!☺☺☺

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orange_horse_196
May 12, 2016

My absolute favorite book ever!!! An awesome realistic fiction story with time travel! Great writing, plot, and characters!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Miranda's just trying to get along in sixth grade and help her mom prepare to compete on a TV game show, but strange things keep happening: Her best friend gets punched for no reason and then stops talking to her. Someone steals her hidden apartment key. And then there are the mysterious notes; notes that mention things that no one but Miranda could know about and things that haven't even happened yet; notes that seem to be predicting a tragedy that only she can prevent. Puzzling, compelling, and ultimately moving, this book will keep readers thinking long after the last page.

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BWilsoned
Oct 13, 2015

A whole lot of assumptions and first impressions are blown away in this book about a sixth-grader in NYC, street savvy and suddenly getting mysterious notes. Book. Bag. Shirt. Shoe. There's time-travel theory, geniuses undercover, racists revealed, gruff folks who are actually not so much, and, of course, the $20,000 Pyramid! If that doesn't get you to read it, nothing will:)

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Jamaka_88
Aug 25, 2016

"Try not to land in the broccoli." Miranda to Marcus.

SabyTheGod Jun 09, 2014

“Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.”

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HaoLin
Feb 21, 2012

When you reach me is a book about love, and tragity it is for ages 9 and up. it may be a liitle small but the book tells a good story

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