When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead audiobook

When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead
Read by Cynthia Holloway

4.33 Hours 07/14/2009 Unabridged
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"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.'" —The Washington Post   This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist.   Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.   It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it.   Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection   "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal   "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer   "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." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal

Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Winner of the 2009 Parents' Choice Gold Award

A 2011 Children’s Book Award Nominee

A 2009 New York Times Notable Book for Children

A 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children's Fiction

A 2009 School Library Journal Best Book

Selected for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List

Winner of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Award: Middle Reader Book of the Year

"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.'" —The Washington Post
 
This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist.
 
Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.
 
It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it.
 
Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction
A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book
Five Starred Reviews
A Junior Library Guild Selection
 
"Absorbing." —People

"Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal
 
"Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
"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." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Absorbing. People
[T]he 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
Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward. The Wall Street Journal
Incandescent. The Washington Post
Smart and mesmerizing. The New York Times
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. Publishers Weekly, Starred review
This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers. School Library Journal, Starred review
Winner of the Newbery Medal A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A best book of the year: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, Indies Choice Named to Multiple State Award ListsFive starred reviews
"[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.' Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
[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. Booklist, Starred review
“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.” New York Times
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. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred review
“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.’” Washington Post

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English