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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
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Dec 27, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2009-books, ya-fantasy-sci-fi, time-travel, ya-middle-grade

So much in such a little book and not what I expected at all. Miranda's (the main character's) favourite book is A Wrinkle in Time, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this novel if you really think about it. There are kind of two intertwined stories that are really one story. The first is the story of a preteen girl going through the pangs of growing up, losing her best friend and finding new ones, overcoming preconceived notions of others, coming to terms with racism, first crushes, first impressions and all that jazz. And also the story of the strange notes that Miranda receives and the shadowy figure who asked her to write the letter she keeps mentioning and the mystery behind that.

And then I got to the climax and found out the solution to the mystery (which I had mostly already guessed). And then my mind exploded. And then I read some more and some more things were revealed and my mind exploded again. Not many YAs can do that to me. I loved it and felt that Stead dealt with everything beautifully. And in less than 200 pages. Stead is definitely one to watch.
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Ashley I liked your review! And, I definitely loved this one too! I thought it was amazing!

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