When You Reach me

By Rebecca Stead

when you reach me by Rebecca SteadA few chapter into this book, the main character, Miranda, talked about her favorite book “A Wrinkle in Time.” And by divine intervention or serendipity, I had just read it. Should’ve known it was a hint about what was happening to Miranda early in the book though.

Though the mysterious notes held the biggest surprise in the story, I like the way Rebecca brought in many aspects of a 6 grader’s life. Her friendships with new and old people, her relationship with her mom and her mom’s boyfriend.

And the way she showed what Miranda think of herself brought out something that I am still struggling with sometimes, things like I am not smart enough, not pretty enough.

Although “When You Reach Me” was written for children, I think adults will be intrigue by it as well.