Library staff recommendation: When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Greenfield Open Stacks 813 St31w 2009

When You Reach Me takes place in New York City in the 1970s following the life of 12 year old Miranda. Miranda begins receiving anonymous notes that seem to defy the laws of both time and space, a theme in her favorite book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (which I also recommend). Although Stead has written this book with language designed for its age group, it is still a gripping, enjoyable tale, and a pleasantly brisk read. Find out who the “laughing man” is, how he got to Miranda’s street corner in the first place, and how time and space interact with one another in ways we may not have considered.

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