When You Reach Me

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As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

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Overview

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal
Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction & Poetry
2009 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner

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Editorial Reviews

Monica Edinger
In this era of supersize children's books, Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me looks positively svelte. But don't be deceived: In this taut novel, every word, every sentence, has meaning and substance. A hybrid of genres, it is a complex mystery, a work of historical fiction, a school story and one of friendship, with a leitmotif of time travel running through it. Most of all the novel is a thrilling puzzle. Stead piles up clues on the way to a moment of intense drama, after which it is pretty much impossible to stop reading until the last page.
—The New York Times
Mary Quattlebaum
Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of "life, death, and the beauty of it all." Look in vain for cheesy time-travel machines and rock-'em-sock-'em action. Instead, the believable characters and unexpected ending invite readers to ponder the extraordinary that underlies the ordinary in this fictional world and in their own.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
Twelve-year-old Miranda, a latchkey kid whose single mother is a law school dropout, narrates this complex novel, a work of science fiction grounded in the nitty-gritty of Manhattan life in the late 1970s. Miranda’s story is set in motion by the appearance of cryptic notes that suggest that someone is watching her and that they know things about her life that have not yet happened. She’s especially freaked out by one that reads: “I’m coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.” Over the course of her sixth-grade year, Miranda details three distinct plot threads: her mother’s upcoming appearance on The $20,000 Pyramid; the sudden rupture of Miranda’s lifelong friendship with neighbor Sal; and the unsettling appearance of a deranged homeless person dubbed “the laughing man.” Eventually and improbably, these strands converge to form a thought-provoking whole. Stead (First Light) accomplishes this by making every detail count, including Miranda’s name, her hobby of knot tying and her favorite book, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. It’s easy to imagine readers studying Miranda’s story as many times as she’s read L’Engle’s, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises. Ages 9–14. (July)
Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Charmingly eccentric and impossible to categorize, this middle grade novel pays homage to Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time while employing many of that book's elements as it crisscrosses the boundaries between reality and fantasy, time travel and mystery. Three distinct storylines give the novel momentum: Miranda's mother's forthcoming contestant role on "The $20,000 Pyramid" game show, Miranda's friend Sal being punched by the erudite yet seemingly socially inept Marcus, and the homeless man whom Miranda and her friends dub "the laughing man." A host of secondary characters play significant roles as well. Stead completely nails both the endearing optimism of her pre-teen characters and their earnest attempts to make meaning of the world while achieving the perfect V-cut. The game show subplot is reflected in the book's chapter headings (e.g., "The Winner's Circle," "Things That Fall Apart," "Things You Realize"). The author plays with the construct of time throughout the novel, using letters that foretell the future, manipulating tense, and framing the entire novel as a second-person narrative in which Miranda is addressing the writer of the letters. If the text feels packed, it is—and nothing is wasted. The movement between the ordinary and the fantastic creates a kind of magical realism, in which the extraordinary is every bit as acceptable as the everyday. Amusing, bemusing and occasionally plain puzzling, this book works its way to a deliciously twisty ending. It is an interesting, multi-layered book that can be read and interpreted at many levels. Reviewer: Uma Krishnaswami
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8–Sixth-grader Miranda lives in 1978 New York City with her mother, and her life compass is Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. When she receives a series of enigmatic notes that claim to want to save her life, she comes to believe that they are from someone who knows the future. Miranda spends considerable time observing a raving vagrant who her mother calls “the laughing man” and trying to find the connection between the notes and her everyday life. Discerning readers will realize the ties between Miranda’s mystery and L’Engle’s plot, but will enjoy hints of fantasy and descriptions of middle school dynamics. Stead’s novel is as much about character as story. Miranda’s voice rings true with its faltering attempts at maturity and observation. The story builds slowly, emerging naturally from a sturdy premise. As Miranda reminisces, the time sequencing is somewhat challenging, but in an intriguing way. The setting is consistently strong. The stores and even the streets–in Miranda’s neighborhood act as physical entities and impact the plot in tangible ways. This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers.–Caitlin Augusta, The Darien Library, CT
Kirkus Reviews
When Miranda's best friend Sal gets punched by a strange kid, he abruptly stops speaking to her; then oddly prescient letters start arriving. They ask for her help, saying, "I'm coming to save your friend's life, and my own." Readers will immediately connect with Miranda's fluid first-person narration, a mix of Manhattan street smarts and pre-teen innocence. She addresses the letter writer and recounts the weird events of her sixth-grade year, hoping to make sense of the crumpled notes. Miranda's crystalline picture of her urban landscape will resonate with city teens and intrigue suburban kids. As the letters keep coming, Miranda clings to her favorite book, A Wrinkle in Time, and discusses time travel with Marcus, the nice, nerdy boy who punched Sal. Keen readers will notice Stead toying with time from the start, as Miranda writes in the present about past events that will determine her future. Some might guess at the baffling, heart-pounding conclusion, but when all the sidewalk characters from Miranda's Manhattan world converge amid mind-blowing revelations and cunning details, teen readers will circle back to the beginning and say, "Wow...cool." (Fiction. 12 & up)
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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2009:
"[W]hen all the sidewalk characters from Miranda's Manhattan world converge amid mind-blowing revelations and cunning details, teen readers will circle back to the beginning and say,'Wow ... cool.'"

Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2009:
"[T]he mental gymnastics required of readers are invigorating; and the characters, children, and adults are honest bits of humanity no matter in what place or time their souls rest."

Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July & August, 2009:
"Closing revelations are startling and satisfying but quietly made, their reverberations giving plenty of impetus for the reader to go back to the beginning and catch what was missed."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2009:
"This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 22, 2009:
"It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises."

Review, People Magazine, July 13, 2009:
"Absorbing."

Review, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2009:
"Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward."

Review, The Washington Post Book World, July 15, 2009:
“Incandescent.”

Review, The New York Times Book Review, August 16, 2009:
"Smart and mesmerizing."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375850868
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 13,792
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two sons.

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When You Reach Me


By Rebecca Stead

Wendy Lamb Books

Copyright © 2009 Rebecca Stead All right reserved.
ISBN: 9780385737425

Things You Keep in a Box

So Mom got the postcard today. It says Congratulations in big curly letters, and at the very top is the address of Studio TV-15 on West 58th Street. After three years of trying, she has actually made it. She's going to be a contestant on The $20,000 Pyramid, which is hosted by Dick Clark.

On the postcard there's a list of things to bring. She needs some extra clothes in case she wins and makes it to another show, where they pretend it's the next day even though they really tape five in one afternoon. Barrettes are optional, but she should definitely bring some with her. Unlike me, Mom has glossy red hair that bounces around and might obstruct America's view of her small freckled face.

And then there's the date she's supposed to show up, scrawled in blue pen on a line at the bottom of the card: April 27, 1979. Just like you said.

I check the box under my bed, which is where I've kept your notes these past few months. There it is, in your tiny handwriting: April 27th: Studio TV-15, the words all jerky-looking, like you wrote them on the subway. Your last "proof."

I still think about the letter you asked me to write. It nags at me, even though you're gone and there's no one to give it to anymore. Sometimes I work on it in my head, trying to map out the storyyou asked me to tell, about everything that happened this past fall and winter. It's all still there, like a movie I can watch when I want to. Which is never.

Things That Go Missing

Mom has swiped a big paper calendar from work and Scotch-taped the month of April to the kitchen wall. She used a fat green marker, also swiped from work, to draw a pyramid on April 27, with dollar signs and exclamation points all around it.

She went out and bought a fancy egg timer that can accurately measure a half minute. They don't have fancy egg timers in the supply closet at her office.

April twenty-seventh is also Richard's birthday. Mom wonders if that's a good omen. Richard is Mom's boyfriend. He and I are going to help Mom practice every single night, which is why I'm sitting at my desk instead of watching after-school TV, which is a birthright of every latchkey child. "Latchkey child" is a name for a kid with keys who hangs out alone after school until a grown-up gets home to make dinner. Mom hates that expression. She says it reminds her of dungeons, and must have been invented by someone strict and awful with an unlimited child-care budget. "Probably someone German," she says, glaring at Richard, who is German but not strict or awful.

It's possible. In Germany, Richard says, I would be one of the Schlusselkinder, which means "key children."

"You're lucky," he tells me. "Keys are power. Some of us have to come knocking." It's true that he doesn't have a key. Well, he has a key to his apartment, but not to ours.

Richard looks the way I picture guys on sailboats--tall, blond, and very tucked-in, even on weekends. Or maybe I picture guys on sailboats that way because Richard loves to sail. His legs are very long, and they don't really fit under our kitchen table, so he has to sit kind of sideways, with his knees pointing out toward the hall. He looks especially big next to Mom, who's short and so tiny she has to buy her belts in the kids' department and make an extra hole in her watchband so it won't fall off her arm.

Mom calls Richard Mr. Perfect because of how he looks and how he knows everything. And every time she calls him Mr. Perfect, Richard taps his right knee. He does that because his right leg is shorter than his left one. All his right-foot shoes have little platforms nailed to the bottom so that his legs match. In bare feet, he limps a little.

"You should be grateful for that leg," Mom tells him. "It's the only reason we let you come around." Richard has been "coming around" for almost two years now.

We have exactly twenty-one days to get Mom ready for the game show. So instead of watching television, I'm copying words for her practice session tonight. I write each word on one of the white index cards Mom swiped from work. When I have seven words, I bind the cards together with a rubber band she also swiped from work.

I hear Mom's key in the door and flip over my word piles so she can't peek.
"Miranda?" She clomps down the hall--she's on a clog kick lately--and sticks her head in my room. "Are you starving? I thought we'd hold dinner for Richard."

"I can wait." The truth is I've just eaten an entire bag of Cheez Doodles. After-school junk food is another fundamental right of the latchkey child. I'm sure this is true in Germany, too.

"You're sure you're not hungry? Want me to cut up an apple for you?"

"What's a kind of German junk food?" I ask her. "Wiener crispies?"

She stares at me. "I have no idea. Why do you ask?"

"No reason."

"Do you want the apple or not?"

"No, and get out of here--I'm doing the words for later."

"Great." She smiles and reaches into her coat pocket. "Catch." She lobs something toward me, and I grab what turns out to be a bundle of brand-new markers in rainbow colors, held together with a fat rubber band. She clomps back toward the kitchen.

Richard and I figured out a while ago that the more stuff Mom swipes from the office supply closet, the more she's hating work. I look at the markers for a second and then get back to my word piles.

Mom has to win this money.

Continues...


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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Very Good

    Purchasedbook for my 10 year old granddaughter. She couldn't put down and really excited her. For the first time she wasn't hung up on how many chapters she read orhow many pages to go but actally got into the story. That was a true change. That meant it really tapped into her!!!

    71 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Another Newberry Winner!

    As a middle school English teacher, I am always looking for books that will engage a wide range of readers. This book hits the mark. It is a great mystery with a surprise twist at the ending. I loved the book - and the students that have read the book have really enjoyed it as well.

    48 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

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    Perfect for kids and adults

    Attention adults...if you enjoyed Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Travelers Wife then you will like When You Reach Me. Its a young adult novel with the same twists and turns. It is written from a child's point of view and provides great insights and lessons about life. A great read for any child or adult.

    24 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

    A Mystery That Will Take You Back In Time!!!

    If you're looking for a good read that keeps you guessing up until the very end, but you kind of knew it all along, then this is the book for you! I really enjoyed this one! Rebecca Stead has done a marvelous job of placing hints and clues along the way that you never fully understand until the end of the book. There's a wonderful sense of mystery throughout the book that really kept it fresh and made me want to keep reading. The characters that she has created are so real. Although I am not a preteen anymore, there were times in the story where I was brought back to what life was like back when I was that age: how I was starting to shape my character and become a "real" person; what it was like losing friends, but also gaining new ones; how I was starting to think of boys in a completely different light. The list could go on, but it really made me remember, if even for only a little while. This is definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone!

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

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    Nothing Spectacular...

    My mom heard about this book on the radio, and searched everywhere for it. I've been a fan of A Wrinkle in Time for years now, reading it so many times I can't count. She thought I might like it, but when I read it the story-line was simplistic, the plot random, and a lot of unneeded superfluous elements. Though the overall concept was intriguing, it did not seem to fit with the setting of the book, and half of the information was not even pertaining to the main plot line. Maybe if you're young enough, like 9 or 10, it could be interesting, but for the most part go with another intriguing time travel book.

    16 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Disappointing at best

    I am a voracious reader. A Wrinkle in Time is my favorite book. But this one doesn't compare by a long shot. It tries to be all mysterious and frequently alludes to this wonderful science fiction/adventure/growing up book, but ends up being choppy and confusing. The characters are flat. The fact that this is an historical novel is irrelevant. The subplot about the mother being on a game show is irrelevant. The friendships, new and old, are not well explored. Nothing is very developed.
    The references to my favorite book are just deceptive. Maybe it would have been improved with better editing. I wonder if the editor ever read A Wrinkle in Time with its solid characters, interesting plot, and heartwarming theme?
    How did this book ever win the Newbery? (And people, try spelling it right.)

    14 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great book

    I truly enjoyed this book. It was never confusing for me it was fun to put the parts of the book together. I think this is a wonderful book for kids and adults. Hope you enjoy

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    A Great Sci-fi? Book (even for this non Sci-Fi reader)

    Miranda starts receiving cryptic notes and then everything stops making sense, or starts making sense, depending on how you look at it. Sounds confusing doesn't it. It really isn't confusing at all. Rebecca Stead does a fabulous job of keeping readers guessing and drawing them in at the same time. She pulls off something that I wish more adult authors could do, use less words and tell a more compelling story. Oh how I love "children's" literature. I have not read much science fiction in my life, but I am starting A Wrinkle in Time today.

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2010

    Not Impressed

    As a Middle School Teacher, I thought this book was extremely hard to follow. I thought the plot was all over the place. It skipped around quite alot- especially in the beginning. It was hard to become engaged because there were so many different things going on- very little of which was exciting, it was just random. I am not sure my students would be able to follow this book, much less get engaged in it. I did not enjoy it at all. I was disappointed.

    11 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Best Book Ever!!!

    Ok so this book is touching. Though it can be confusing at times, its an emotional, life lesson teaching book. I recomend it to anyone 11 and up.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Great Book!

    Could not put this down! The ending was a little sad and it was at times confusing but it is definatly 5 stars. Recommend this to anyone who likes short, real-life with a twist kind of stories. One of my new favorite books!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    <3

    I have read this book so many times. This is my favorite book and I love Stead and how she wrote this book. This really deserved the Newberry. For the people who don't like it you are not open to trying new things. This book is unlike any other and i LOVE it.

    Please read it

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

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    AMAZING

    I couldn't put this book down! It is most definitely a deserving winner of the Newberry Award. It probably helps to have read A Wrinkle in Time before reading this, as it is referenced a few times. This story is beautiful. It's about a young girl who has only ever had one friend, who is forced to make new friends because he's been avoiding her. At the same time, she starts getting weird notes that predict her future. It's a great combination of a coming of age story and a fantasy story.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

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    Great book

    My child loves me reading this book to her. The illustrations are great and just a great story behind it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Good Book!

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Amazing

    This book is amazingly well written and very entertaining! I could not put it down and I can't wait for more of Rebecca Stead's work. If you like SciFi, Mystery, and Time Travel, this book is for you!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    When You Reach Me

    I was a very heart-felted book with a wonderful story. The only problem with it was it was a little confusing on who Miranda was talking to, but you get it in the end. It was a wonderful book about time travel.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    A truly wonderful book

    I bought this book for my grandchildren on the basis of reviews I read and the fact it is an award winning book. When they first looked at it, they expressed mild interest and they hadn't started it when I left to return home. A week after arriving home I received an email from my daughter saying, "The kids and I finished "When You Reach Me" yesterday -- what an amazing book. Really one of the best books I've read in a long time, and definitely one of the best kid's books I've ever read. They really enjoyed it too. Good pick!!!!!"

    This is the kind of email a long distance grandmother hopes to hear!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    This book is great

    When I picked up the book, When You Reach Me I couldn't put it down until I finished it. It was like a jigsaw puzzle you don't finish the mystery until the last piece. Miranda (the main character) has a problem. The problem is she keeps on getting notes from someone she doesn't know. She attempts to solve the problem by piecing together the notes to find out who sent them. Have fun reading the book to solve the mystery if you want to.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    This Year's Newberry

    I look forward to reading the annual Newberry and doing a presentation about the book with students. Usually a Newberry will give me goosebumps with the incredible writing and story. I could have put this book down without regret several times. It is quite a good book, don't get me wrong. I just expect a Newberry to be exceptional.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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