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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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Apr 24, 10

bookshelves: young-adult, science-fiction
Read in April, 2010

I read this in one sitting, so yes, it was good. But I don't think I'd place it in the top 10% of Newbery winners (while placing it a great distance above several recent winners, The Graveyard Book a notable exception!!). In a way, it pulled in too many common elements from other books: bullying, time travel, obsession with a book, struggles of a single mom, a game show. They all came together very neatly, reminiscent of A View from Saturday, yet for me that's what kept it from the spark of true greatness. Still, a solid 4 stars.

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