PDF or EBOOK (When You Reach Me) ↠ Rebecca Stead

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When You Reach Me Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF R emergencies is stolen And then a mysterious note arrives'I am coming to save your friend's life and my ownI ask two favours First you must write me a letter'The notes keep coming and Miranda slowly rea I ve been struggling over how to begin this review I want to get it exactly right I want to convey to you precisely what it is that I mean to say If you ve read any of my reviews before then you know that I like lots of stuff There is uite frankly a lot of stuff out there to like So what I have to do here is convey to you just how this book is pretty much one of the best children s books I have ever read Here s an idea Have you not heard of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Well now you have Go read it Have you already read When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Excellent Glad to hear it Now go read it again Have you already read and reread When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead That is fine and dandy news Have a seat You and I can now talk about it and we ll wait for the rest of the world to catch up Which they will Because it is one of the best children s books I have ever read and books of this sort do not drop out of the sky every day They don t even drop out of the sky every year Now the conundrum The book is sort of a mystery It s sort of a lot of things and if I go too deeply into what those things are I m going to give away elements of the plot This is not something I wish to do for you because the true pleasure of this book lies at least partly in figuring out what the heck it is Is it realistic or fantastical Science fiction or religious So I just won t talk about the end or go too far into the premise Therein lies the problem with reviewing a book of this sort I can t talk about it without potentially destroying the experience for somebody out there You can t imagine the pressure And I think I can summarize the plot without giving too much away though Here goes It s the late 70s and the unthinkable has occurred While walking home Miranda s best friend Sal is punched in the stomach for no good reason After that he refuses to hang out with Miranda any Forced to make other friends Miranda befriends the class yukster and a girl who has also recently broken up with her best friend too But strange things are afoot in the midst of all this Miranda has started receiving tiny notes with mysterious messages They say things like I am coming to save your friend s life and my own and You will want proof 3 pm today Colin s knapsack Miranda doesn t know who is writing these things or where they are coming from but it is infinitely clear that the notes know things that no one could know Small personal things that seem to know what she s thinking Now Miranda s helping her mom study for the 20000 Pyramid show all the while being driven closer and closer to the moment when it all comes together When you eliminate the possible all that remains no matter how extraordinary is the impossible You know how sometimes in literature or writing classes a teacher will assign a first page of a novel as an example of a good first page The kind that grips the reader by the throat and gives em a good hard shake Yeah This book has that first page You are gripped from the start Then the plot begins its slow backing and forthing in time We re in April of 1979 and then we re in August or September of the previous year The jump back and forth isn t jarring it just reuires that the brain be a little awake during the reading In fact there are a lot of moments in this book that would come off as confusing or impossible to understand were it not for the fact that Stead is keeping a close and steady eye on the whole proceedings What could be a muddle or a mess is instead a gripping mystery with moments of touching realizations and truths cropping up left and right Another sign of a good book the whole show don t tell rule of storytelling comes into play time and time again Miranda casually mentions facts about the people around her that define them and bring them into sharp focus The fact that she was named after the Miranda s Rights or that her mom won t let her eat grapes because of how the grape pickers are treated in California The same can be said for Miranda herself She s defined best by sentences like Nice tights I snorted Or I tried to snort anyway I m not exactly sure how though people in books are always doing it The book is an amazing mix of humor and depth On the funny side are mentions of things like the SSO s which stand for the strawberries at the corner sore that fail to fulfill their promise and thus are deemed strawberry shaped objects On the other hand the implications at the end of this book can be sad Sad and interesting and fascinating all at the same time Kids may find themselves contemplating free will by the story s end There are worse fates in this world The crazy thing is that it s also the kind of book that kids will really really like AND the kind that award giving librarians will really really like We aren t usually so lucky There s a kind of broccoli and peas mentality to great works of children s literature sometimes This idea that if something is well written that it can t possibly be interesting as well And even crazier than that is the fact that this isn t going to appeal to just one kind of kid It s going to be adored by both boys and girls By kids who are into science fiction and kids that refuse to touch anything but truly realistic stories Heck you could even label this book historical fiction since it takes place in 1978 79 And not the fake 1979 that you sometimes seek invoked in bad television shows and movies either This is an accurate portrayal of a time period when a person really could spend their days helping their mom prepare for a stint on the 20000 Pyramid A time when a girl could be handed books with pictures of spunky looking girls on the covers and subseuently reject them because they are not A Wrinkle in TimeStead also foreshadows subtly which is a near impossible thing to do I ve been reading a lot of children s books lately where you ll get near the end of the chapter and there will be this big sentence in black and white reading Years later she would look back on that moment and wonder what would have happened if she only hadn t blah blah blah Or It would haunt her dreams for years afterwards Or Had she known then what she you get the picture Stead does allude to the future but subtly There s a moment when Miranda mentions that she hadn t been in a particular store since December then flashes back to November or so If you re paying attention you re left wondering what s going to happen but not in a way that intrudes on your reading experience It s a subtle move on Stead s part Foreshadowing with stealth I ve been calling it LOST the book referencing the television show that leaves you with as many uestions as this novel initially does But unlike LOST the answers are forthcoming And the crazy thing is it all fits together Every little piece of the puzzle You end up rereading the whole thing just to watch the puzzle pieces fall into place before your eyes The kind of rereading that Miranda does to A Wrinkle in Time I have a theory about that book by the way I believe that author Rebecca Stead may have read and reread that book just like Miranda does when she was a kid herself I mean who else is going to spot the time travel flaw in that book How many times would a person have to read it before they caught on to what was going on In the end there s a darkness to When You Reach Me A darkness and a depth that pulls you in but somehow doesn t depress you I guess some kids will get depressed The kids that only read light happy stories where everything turns out sunshine and roses sure But for the reader that really gets into it When You Reach Me is fun challenging and able to reach a whole swath of different kinds of readers Without a doubt it s one of the most fascinating children s novels I ve ever read You won t find anything else uite like it on the market todayAges 10 14

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When You Reach Me Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Lises that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death Until the final note makes her think she's too late Newbery Winner 2010 2 on Barnes Noble s Top Ten Children s Books of 2009Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2010 2011I feel like I m missing something because every other review seems to be five stars I liked the book How could I not when it references A Wrinkle in Time so often I personally found the mystery to be easily solved I like how the author weaved the clues in but I found it to be very obvious and knew from the beginning from the book who it was and how it would work I m not sure if kids will feel the same way But the ease with which I solved the mystery is why I don t think I can give this book as glowing a review as everyone else seems toReally why is this book getting so much praise I feel like this is the first time that I ve ever been so confused by a book that people praise as awesome that I found predictable and thought was just okay And the I hear people praise the I want to dig my heels in I ve talked to two people about it and neither of them like it WHY IS THIS BOOK BEING PRAISED SO MUCH Bare It All one should know Each message brings her closer to believing that A Gentleman for Dry Creek only she can prevent a tragic death Until the final note makes her think she's too late Newbery Winner 2010 2 Bare It All on Barnes Noble s Top Ten Children s Books Trail of Evidence Capitol K 9 Unit #3 of 2009Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2010 2011I feel like I m missing something because every An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace other review seems to be five stars I liked the book How could I not when it references A Wrinkle in Time so Architecture by Birds and Insects A Natural Art often I personally found the mystery to be easily solved I like how the author weaved the clues in but I found it to be very A Bird in the House obvious and knew from the beginning from the book who it was and how it would work I m not sure if kids will feel the same way But the ease with which I solved the mystery is why I don t think I can give this book as glowing a review as everyone else seems toReally why is this book getting so much praise I feel like this is the first time that I ve ever been so confused by a book that people praise as awesome that I found predictable and thought was just Beyond Carnival Male Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Brazil Worlds of Desire The Chicago Series on Sexuality Gender and Culture okay And the I hear people praise the I want to dig my heels in I ve talked to two people about it and neither Staging Tourism Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World of them like it WHY IS THIS BOOK BEING PRAISED SO MUCH

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When You Reach Me Characters É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Miranda's life is starting to unravel Her best friend Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason and he shuts Miranda out of his life The key that Miranda's mum keeps hidden fo I know now that if I want to be completely surprised I just have to read middle school books Ironically books for kids seem to have the most profound meanings This book is sunshine and sunset combined beautiful and heartbreaking Coincidentally I just read a sci fi story about time travel before this It was technically well explained but I don t know why I wasn t so impressed This adorable little book talks about time travel too and is absolutely enthralling It didn t have to try so hard It was simply and easily told but it managed to give me Goosebumps and tears at the end of the story The characters weren t trying to save the world here They were just trying to save one person and it makes it even realistic and believable The POV is amazing It s one of the best elements of the story because it is told by the 12 year old Miranda through her letter in response to the notes of a mystery man a man who seems to know things about Miranda even before they happened The first note from the man said he s coming to save Miranda s friend s life which established the mystery in the entire story The characters are all very realistic I love how each one played a vital role to put across the meaning of the story I love how the book talked about life s most ordinary things little things in the perspective of a 12 year old girl but which made the story even meaningful Let me just end this by sharing some of the awesome things I learned from the book 1 A new way of critiuing a book judging it by its first line I m absolutely doing this in my next read Ha2 Yawning is a semi polite way of telling someone that they re boring everyone to death LMAO3 A person can t miss something she never had So trueLots of love and thanks to my adorable friend Pinky for recommending this adorable book to me You can read here review here


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  • Paperback
  • 199
  • When You Reach Me
  • Rebecca Stead
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 9781849392129