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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 the children’s novels First Light and the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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    friendship, time travel, conscience
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    Praise for Rebecca Stead
    andWhen You Reach Me

    ‘From beginning to end, When You Reach Me is a delight.’

    ‘With its notions of time and time travel, its multilayered plot and empathetic characterisation make it ideal for classroom reading.’

    ‘Stead compellingly incorporates time travel and mystery into everyday children’s issues of school, friendship and family.’

    ‘It is the true gift of the story-teller to take such age old themes and issues and shine a light on them in such a way that it appears brand new.‘

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    • When You Reach Me
      ISBN: 9781921776267
      1 February 2010
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