January 28, 2011

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Holy cow, you need to read this book!  I bought it last weekend as part of my (slow) attempt to read some Newberys.  It was the winner for 2010, meaning it was published in 2009.  I started it last night and, because of this annoying head cold thing I have going on, was reading it at 2am.  I finished it around 6am because I did go back to sleep for a few hours.  It was a school night after all. 

This draws a lot of inspiration from A Wrinkle in Time (another Newbery winner that I'm bit embarrassed to admit I never finished).  It says the age range is 8-12, and I don't know about that.  Maybe it was my exhausted state, but I had to re-review the details of the story a lot as I was reading.  The chapters are short and even the most simplistic of details will end up being important.

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