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Saturday 19 November 2011

Review: When You Reach Me

If you return five minutes before you leave, you would see yourself arrive, right?

I’m confused.

Miranda has been best friends with Sal since she was a kid. They do everything together. They walk home together, they even went to day care together.

When Sal gets punched by the new kid, he starts to ignore Miranda, leaving her to walk home alone by the garage boys and the laughing man who sleeps under a mailbox.

Miranda starts to get mysterious letters, not knowing who from. Then a key goes missing, then a shoe. As she uncovers mysteries, the laughing man tells her softly: “She’s gone now. Don’t worry, Ok?”

It still leaves me puzzled but if you read it carefully, you would think, oh, I was so stupid! This book is a crazy mind-bending one but puts a smile on your face at the end.

- this review by Ella, 11

Title: When You Reach Me 
Author: Rebecca Stead 
Publisher: Andersen Press, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 6 January 2011 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781849392129
For ages: 11+
Type: Junior Fiction