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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead

  • awardWinner, Newbery Medal, United States, 2010
  • Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world.

    Miranda and Sal are best friends, but when Sal gets punched by a new kid for no apparent reason, he shuts Miranda out of his life. Then she finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper:

    I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own. I ask two favours. First, you must write me a letter.

    Miranda finds other notes left for her in strange places and she realises that whoever is leaving them knows all about her, including things that haven’t even happened yet…

    When You Reach Me is a story about friendship and time. It’s an intriguing puzzle with pieces that fit together in the most intricate and unexpected ways.

    Rebecca Stead
    About the Author

    Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light, When You Reach Me (a New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner), Liar & Spy (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner and New York Times bestseller) and Goodbye Stranger (a New York Times notable book). She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at

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    1 February 2010
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    friendship, time travel, conscience
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    • When You Reach Me
      ISBN: 9781921776267
      1 February 2010
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