Sunday, June 14, 2009

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books, July 2009
review copy provided by Educating Alice's ARC give-away contest (a million thanks to the "judges" in the contest for picking my entry!!!)

I've only read this book once so far. When I finished it, I immediately went back to the beginning and started rereading. Then I looked again at all the chapter titles. Then I studied the Peter Sis-esque cover and noticed all the hidden clues to parts of the story. I'll probably need to reread A Wrinkle In Time after I finish When You Reach Me for the second time. (A Wrinkle In Time was my favorite book when I was the age of Stead's main character, Miranda. I'm jealous that she got a signed first edition for Christmas in the book.)

All I'm going to tell you about this book is that you'll be reading it. I'm not going to spoil a single bit of the story for you. Let me know when you're finished so we can talk.

Here are some reviews, but if you read them, you run the risk of spoilers, so don't say I didn't warn you:


  1. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I'm glad you liked it - such a great book. You have more restraint than I about keeping things a mystery - you're absolutely right that this book is best read without having too much prior knowledge. I'll be looking forward to see if/how well this book catches on.

  2. I promised Franki I would get her my ARC of this a week from Tuesday, before she leaves for Colorado/Oregon. Good to know I need to build in time for rereading!

    Can't wait to read it and then talk with you!

  3. My committee and I were delighted to send this your way. I'm glad it held up to all the buzz. (I also would say we were mighty careful in our reviews --- mine and my students --- not to spoil anything.)


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