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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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Jun 27, 10

bookshelves: teen, childrens-lit, fiction
Read in June, 2010

Deceptively simple, with subtle layers that keep you flipping the pages.

Favorite Quotes:

The truth is that my book doesn't say how old Meg is, but I am twelve, so she feels twelve to me. When I first got the book I was eleven, and she felt eleven.

Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again.

Sometimes you never feel meaner than the moment you stop being mean.
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