When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Synopsis

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 for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives: 'I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I ask two favours. First, you must write me a letter.' The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realises 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.

When You Reach Me Press Reviews

A gently philosophical take on how the future can affect the present. -- Katy Guest * Independent on Sunday Books of the Year * Witty, touching and clever. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * Beautifully and simply told despite the fact that the story they tell is complex and thought-provoking. This is a great book. -- Julia Eccleshare * LoveReading4Kids * This is one of the most impressive children's books I've read in a long time. The writing (is) delicate yet robust, full of insight, compassion and wisdom. Stead manages to describe complex emotions in a fresh and original manner. -- Sarah Webb * Irish Independent * One of my favourite US children's books of recent years * Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849392129
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City. Rebecca was a lawyer and wrote books for adults. This is her second book for children.

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