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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes 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.
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MelissaSue81
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I am very much like the MC of this story who can‘t really wrap their brain around time travel, but I still enjoyed this story a lot. Sometimes middle grade fiction feels like it‘s all the same but this is unique and interesting and just a good story.

amber_ldsmom Love this book soooo much! 1w
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Eggs
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A Newbery winner, When You Reach Me is a serendipitous exploration of life, death, and the beauty of it all. It‘s an unusual, thought-provoking mystery that appeals to several types of readers. Think Wrinkle in Time, but even more mesmerizing...

#serendipity

#deardecember

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sariah_stand
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I finished this book a couple weeks ago. I think this book is a 7 out of 10. I loved the character Miranda, and being able to see her perspective on the situation. I would read something like this again, because I love realistic fiction genres. However, I like reading with some action and edge-of-your seat stories. This one was slower and more realistic.

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old favorite

Nute Unfortunately I don‘t remember past reading experiences very well. Usually I‘ll recall that I read a particular book and whether or not I enjoyed it. But the story itself - the plot and the characters tend to escape my memory. I know that I read the tagged book...I know that it is the story of a journey, but that‘s it. I wonder if I labeled it a favorite as well? 2mo
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Niaaelizz
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“Well it‘s simple to love someone,” she said. “But it‘s hard to know when you need to say it out loud.”

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Niaaelizz
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The mystery within this book is definitely worth the read! A very enjoyable book:)

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Niaaelizz
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, 2010. NewBery Award Winning Book. I believe this novel is a great read! This novel is full of mystery and will definitely leave children on the edge of their seats. Young children can relate to the main character Miranda, as she takes on issues regarding friendship and family. These aspects definitely make the book more personable and easier to follow along!

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Blaire
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So apparently this was a reread. Goodreads shows I read it in 2014, but I only had a vague recollection. Flew through it in a evening. It was really fun and especially recommend for fans of a wrinkle in time as it features prominently. Miranda, a 12 yo in nyc in the 70s starts getting mysterious notes and must determine their meaning. #bbrc #ya #lollipopfiction

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 4mo
merelybookish I love Stead's writing! 4mo
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Eggs
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Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it's all right
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change
Don't you think it's strange?🎶

Miranda is in the middle of magical mystery in 1978 in NYC—a captivating Newbery medal winning novel

#putyourrecordson

#ayupaugust @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Sounds good! ❤️😁👍 5mo
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Kappadeemom
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Porchside reading with the #dorkie #24in48

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Channing_Austin
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is a SF novel that I believe many students will enjoy during IR. Personally, I found this book difficult to follow so I would encourage my students to draw a concept map to keep their thoughts organized. Other than that I thought this novel was entertaining and a good read! I would also only encourage students who are in 4th grade and above to read this book. #LAE3414Sp19

Channing_Austin This novel also won the Jon Newbery Award in 2010! 10mo
Channing_Austin This resource is an educator‘s guide for When You Reach Me. I loved page 3 of this guide because it pulls out vocabulary that students will need to know while reading the story! This is a perfect resource!!! http://images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/9780385737425.pdf (edited) 10mo
Channing_Austin ESOL Strategy 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. UDL Principle 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols. 10mo
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Edenmonet That‘s a really good idea to have the students do a concept map! 9mo
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Kcallihan
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“When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead is a science fiction novel that won the Newberry Award. This book has been frequently compared to “A Wrinkle in Time” and has said to have many of the same positive qualities. This book is about a sixth grader who receives mysterious messages from a stranger who knows everything about her and can predict the future. This website provides a very helpful lesson plan that could be used:

Kcallihan https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=15569&lf_id=9. This lesson plan includes a story map with different levels for students depending on their comprehension levels. I could use UDL 5.3 “build fluencies with graduated levels of support and practice and performance.” This would fit because the different levels 10mo
Kcallihan in the lesson plan would assist in fluency. For the ESOL strategies I would use #4 to link the lesson topic to student‘s prior knowledge. The prior knowledge I could connect is how to make a map and what a story map looks like. #lae3414sp19 10mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use SR so that students can read it with a partner for guidance while also having more independence than a whole class reading. 10mo
DrSpalding This is a very cool science-fiction novel. Love the old game show theme to it. 9mo
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anniebananie22
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“Why steal the key, unlock the door, and not take anything?”

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On the cover pages I loved the use of small object appearing larger than life. Also by adding these elements into the city create and imaginative feeling and helps the reader to use their creative thinking skills.

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anniebananie22
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This book shows elements of mystery and science fiction when Miranda and her best friend Sal are split apart. Miranda is determined to find and help Sal but she keeps receiving unimaginable letters that discourage her. This story gives the reader a great magical adventure to follow and discover.

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Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death.

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sydneybrooks
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I would definitely recommend this book and I want to read it myself! I think it‘d be a good book for readers who don‘t like the ghost story fantasy but still like an intense read.

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sydneybrooks
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This is the story of the unthinkable- a child solving crimes by herself. I think young girls who are interested in mystery fantasy books would especially like this one. She feels her life is falling apart & must save the lives of those she is close with.

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lauren_rese
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I love how each chapter is titled things about life and that we experience and want in life.

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lauren_rese
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When You Reach Me is a story that is looking into the future and what time reveals. Miranda receives a note that makes her believe her best friend, Sal, is in danger and is predicting death. Time is an important concept in this book but also relationship. Sal gets punched by a boy and blocks Miranda out of his life until something goes wrong, leaving mysteries. Genre: Modern Fantasy; Published: 2009; Illustrator: Sophie Blackall

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mollsmichele
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“I leave the drawing there, edges underneath the mailbox with our key. It doesn‘t seem right to take it. I figured it will be there for a long time, and then, someday it will just blow away.”

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mollsmichele
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My blurb is actually about the cover of this story because I think it is simply beautiful. It definitely caught my eye.

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mollsmichele
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This is a story about a girl named Miranda who has a best friend named Sal. Sal begins to find himself in some real world troubles. Miranda started to get notes from a random person who claims they can save the both of them. It‘s takes place in the real world but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.

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erincox
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From just reading the summary of this book, I‘m already hooked. I already want to read the whole thing! This is a great mystery that just keeps you wanting more.

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erincox
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Miranda and Sal know New York City like the back of their hand. Things started to go downhill when Sal was punched by a random guy and sal then cut everyone he knows off. One day she got a letter that says “I am coming to save your friends life, and my own. I ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.

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Ariel8Smith
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“I‘m not saying it was the right thing to do. I‘m just saying I did it for a reason. My own stupid reason.” -Marcus

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Ariel8Smith
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Mysterious story about solving letters to prevent a death. Puzzling and makes you want to read more to figure out the mystery.

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Ariel8Smith
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Modern fantasy, 2009. Mystery story about a 6th grader Miranda who lives in New York City. Her friend Sal gets beat up and shuts her out of his life. Miranda starts receiving mysterious letters that she has to solve to save someone from a tragic death. Chapters with no pictures.

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Eggs
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Two books that involve time travel and mystery, both wonderful
#timewarp #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

Bookishthoughts Love both covers. 13mo
Eggs @LazyDays 😍🤗 13mo
Cinfhen Were you ever a middle school librarian??? I love the suggestions/choices you make😊 13mo
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merelybookish Stead is such a beautiful writer! Loved this and the $10,000 Pyramid references. 13mo
JennyM I just read it this week, and it was so good! I loved all the Wrinkle in Time references. 13mo
vivastory Haven't heard of these. Sound good.. 12mo
Eggs @Cinfhen I was an English-theatre-special ed teacher/school counselor for 38 years. I did have close librarian friends tho. Mostly I liked to read whatever my daughters were reading growing up, then my grands too. My 19 yo granddaughter still likes being read to❣️ We are a book family🤗 Cindy thanks so much for the compliment 💛💙❤️ 12mo
Eggs @merelybookish @JennyM @vivastory Stead is wonderful. A few years back I decided to read all the Newbery medal books since it began. Still haven't read them all but found some gems along the way ♥️💛💚💙 12mo
Centique My daughter adored When You Reach Me 😍👍 12mo
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JennyM
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A fun, middle-grade novel about time travel and friendship. The nods at a wrinkle in time were great. Still maybe a bit too advanced for my 8 year old, but I‘ll put on her shelf for when she‘s ready.

Glad to have it finally off my TBR 🎉

erzascarletbookgasm Glad you liked it! 🙂 13mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm it was fun, and clever! 13mo
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Smartypants
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Another good #ya read.

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Queen_Ellie
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I thought this was a really good mystery book. If you are looking for a mystery book I definitely recommend this one.

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BekaReid
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Sci-fi/mystery this is a beautifully crafted coming of age story. And I love all the references to A Wrinkle in Time!!

LiteraryinLititz This is one of my favorites! I used to teach it in 7th grade English after we read Wrinkle in Time. 14mo
BekaReid @LiteraryinLititz Nice, and it definitely seems quite fitting to follow A Wrinkle in Time! 14mo
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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: This was such a gem! Would highly recommend to your middle grade readers. A story about a girl who has a mystery to figure out while her mom competes for the Pyramid game. #MiddleGrade

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kricheal
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I just kind of felt #meh about this. It just seemed predictable who the traveler was going to be. Also he kind of gave me card man vibes from 11/22/63 #58

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening Has anyone ever read this?

erzascarletbookgasm I did. I liked it better than A Wrinkle In Time. 1y
youneverarrived I really liked it 👍 1y
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Erinsimps
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A great read! Especially for all those early teens in your life. Highly recommend!!

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kanolanwrites
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My daughter has been begging me to read this & I‘m so glad I did! A wonderful book that puts a new spin on time travel & tugs at the heartstrings.

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Victoriahoperose
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If you are a lover of A Wrinkle in Time, this is a great book for you. This is a really fun story that helps you escape life for a bit. I really enjoyed it.

Eggs Love this book-need to read again. It's brilliant 2y
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KCorter
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When you go to the library to print off tax documents but get so engaged in a conversation with the children's librarian about books that you leave with a new book recommendation but almost forget the papers you came to print.

I may forget what I am doing sometimes, but I always have reading material 'til I figure it out again.

#AdventuresofaScatterbrain #BookwormProblems #LitsyLovesLibraries

Lmstraubie And really, what's more important 😉 2y
KCorter "Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them." Which is why I spend all my time reading. ? @Lmstraubie 2y
LiteraryinLititz I LOVE this book! I‘ve also enjoyed this author‘s other books, but this one is completely wonderful. I made all of my (adult) family members read it and they also loved it. 2y
merelybookish Rebecca Stead's writing is so good! 2y
MariettaSG I loved this book as did some 12 yo's I know. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This coming-of-age time travel tale pays #homage to the classic A Wrinkle In Time. Fans of the latter will enjoy this book.
#aprella

emilyhaldi Cute cover too!! 💞 2y
youneverarrived I really liked this! 2y
Eggs Love this one 💜💖 2y
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tjwill I love this book. 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve seen this but I didn‘t know about the Wrinkle connection 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚😘📚😘📚 2y
Lmstraubie This was so good!! 2y
Mdargusch I did not know about this. Maybe I would like this better than AWIT? 2y
mrp27 I enjoyed this one and the author has some other great books. 2y
amber_ldsmom One of my favorite books!!! 💗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen thanks, love! 🤗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Mdargusch I liked this better than AWiT 🙂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @mrp27 We have this and my son keeps asking me to read it 🙂 2y
mrp27 Yes! I liked that one too. 2y
JennyM I am finally reading this after being on my TBR for over a year! I‘m excited to see you enjoyed it. It‘s great so far. 13mo
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amber_ldsmom
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1. Children‘s
2. “‘What if I fall?‘
‘Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?‘”
3. Chapter: When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
Picture: How to Be a Baby by Me, the Big Sister (Sally Lloyd-Jones)
4. @TK421

#fridayfavorites

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shahn77
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Wow. I listened to this audiobook today. I was looking for a quick listen today and I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it is. I loved this so much! This is about a 12 year old girl named Miranda. It takes place in 1979 and her favorite book is 'A Wrinkle in Time'. This is such an excellent story. This is a mystery and so much more. I can see why this is a Newbery award winner.

callielafleur I loved this audiobook! ❤️ 2y
shahn77 @callielafleur I know! I can't believe that I have never heard anyone mention this book before. It is so good! 2y
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A book from my library that I've read! It's starting to feel as though that's a unicorn! I loved this book and loved that it prompted a reread of A Wrinkle in Time. Perfect Newbery read! #mcpl

MinDea I loved this book! I read it a few years ago. Such a cute story! 2y
Eggs Love this book, it's a re-readable one 💕 2y
callielafleur I loved the audio version of this. ❤️❤️ 2y
everlocalwest @MinDea @Eggs @callielafleur It's a great one! I haven't reread it since its release - maybe it's time for an audio reread! 2y
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I heard about this YA book from Kendra Winchester on either a Reading Women podcast or her BookTube channel (check them both out if you haven't already)! So glad I picked it up! Each chapter unfolds a piece of a puzzle for Miranda involving mysterious notes and talks of time travel and helping her mom prepare for the $20,000 Pyramid game show! Paying homage to Madeleine L'Engles 'A Wrinkle in Time' I could not put it down. 5 out 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟❣

merelybookish Stead is a wonderful writer. Goodbye, Stranger is good too! 2y
Litlady Thanks @merelybookish‼️ Adding to my TBR now. She turns a great phrase for sure. 📚💜 2y
Bookwormjillk I loved this as an audiobook. Great story. 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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#2017wrapup #ya

For various reasons I read a lot more YA this year than I expected to.

While I talk up Every Day a lot, my personal favorite was When You Reach Me, because my niece recommended it, & it turned out to be awesome ❤️

Eggs 💕💕when you reach me! Love R. Stead 2y
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