Um Natal em Ardmore gI almost did not read this book I knew it was targeted for a younger audience but I didn t realize just how young I kept vainly searching for it in the teenagers section where I was already a bit embarrassed to be spotted When I realized I would h I ve been struggling over how to begin this review I want toet it exactly right I want to convey to you precisely what it is that I mean to say If you ve read any of my reviews before then you know that I like lots of stuff There is uite frankly a lot of stuff out there to like So what I have to do here is convey to you just how this book is pretty much one of the best children s books I have ever read Here s an idea Have you not heard of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Well now you have Go read it Have you already read When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Excellent Glad to hear it Now Skeletons go read it again Have you already read and reread When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead That is fine and dandy news Have a seat You and I can now talk about it and we ll wait for the rest of the world to catch up Which they will Because it is one of the best children s books I have ever read and books of this sort do not drop out of the sky every day They don t even drop out of the sky every year Now the conundrum The book is sort of a mystery It s sort of a lot of things and if Io too deeply into what those things are I m oing to ive away elements of the plot This is not something I wish to do for you because the true pleasure of this book lies at least partly in figuring out what the heck it is Is it realistic or fantastical Science fiction or religious So I just won t talk about the end or So Far from the Sea go too far into the premise Therein lies the problem with reviewing a book of this sort I can t talk about it without potentially destroying the experience for somebody out there You can t imagine the pressure And I think I can summarize the plot withoutiving too much away though Here The Wolfs Healing Touch (Wolves of Stone Ridge goes It s the late 70s and the unthinkable has occurred While walking home Miranda s best friend Sal is punched in the stomach for noood reason After that he refuses to hang out with Miranda any Forced to make other friends Miranda befriends the class yukster and a irl who has also recently broken up with her best friend too But strange things are afoot in the midst of all this Miranda has started receiving tiny notes with mysterious messages They say things like I am coming to save your friend s life and my own and You will want proof 3 pm today Colin s knapsack Miranda doesn t know who is writing these things or where they are coming from but it is infinitely clear that the notes know things that no one could know Small personal things that seem to know what she s thinking Now Miranda s helping her mom study for the 20000 Pyramid show all the while being driven closer and closer to the moment when it all comes together When you eliminate the possible all that remains no matter how extraordinary is the impossible You know how sometimes in literature or writing classes a teacher will assign a first page of a novel as an example of a ood first page The kind that Bible Prophecy grips the reader by the throat andives em a Yaratma Cesareti good hard shake Yeah This book has that first page You areripped from a The Astral Codex good hard shake Yeah This book has that first page You areripped from start Then the plot begins its slow backing and forthing in time We re in April of 1979 and then we re in August or September of the previous year The jump back and forth isn t jarring it just reuires that the brain be a little awake during the reading In fact there are a lot of moments in this book that would come off as confusing or impossible to understand were it not for the fact that Stead is keeping a close and steady eye on *THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS WHAT COULD BE A MUDDLE OR *whole proceedings What could be a muddle or mess is instead a Here There Be Witches gripping mystery with moments of touching realizations and truths cropping up left and right Another sign of aood book the whole show don t tell rule of storytelling comes into play time and time again Miranda casually mentions facts about the people around her that define them and bring them into sharp focus The fact that she was named after the Miranda s Rights or that her mom won t let her eat Story of the Liberty Bell grapes because of how therape pickers are treated in California The same can be said for Miranda herself She s defined best by sentences like Nice tights I snorted Or I tried to snort anyway I m not exactly sure how though people in books are always doing it The book is an amazing mix of humor and depth On the funny side are mentions of things like the SSO s which stand for the strawberries at the corner sore that fail to fulfill their promise and thus are deemed strawberry shaped objects On the other hand the implications at the end of this book can be sad Sad and interesting and fascinating all at the same time Kids may find themselves contemplating free will by the story s end There are worse fates in this world The crazy thing is that it s also the kind of book that kids will really really like AND the kind that award Fake Mustache giving librarians will really really like We aren t usually so lucky There s a kind of broccoli and peas mentality toreat works of children s literature sometimes This idea that if something is well written that it can t possibly be interesting as well And
even crazier than that is the fact that this isn t oing to crazier than that is the fact that this isn t oing to to just one kind of kid It s oing to be adored by both boys and irls By kids who are into science fiction and kids that refuse to touch anything but truly realistic stories Heck you could even label this book historical fiction since it takes place in 1978 79 And not the fake 1979 that you sometimes seek invoked in bad television shows and movies either This is an accurate portrayal of a time period when a person really could spend their days helping their mom prepare for a stint on the 20000 Pyramid A time when a Hey Wait a Minute! Five Rough and Reluctant Sex Erotica Stories girl could be handed books with pictures of spunky lookingirls on the covers and subseuently reject them because they are not A Wrinkle in TimeStead also foreshadows subtly which is a near impossible thing to do I ve been reading a lot of children s books lately where you. This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart By sixth Drawing Straws grade Miranda and her best friend Sal know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood They know where it's safe too and they know who to avoid Like the crazy uy on the cornerBut thi. ,
N fiction i am doing everyone a favor herethis book is reat and sure it won the newbery and it is intended for children but it is a sweet sad book about friendship and family and sacrifice that most adults could really appreciate i really don t want to Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference go into too much detail i am finding it really hard to write this review because the less you know before reading this the better just know that the storyline has a wonderful unusual shape and she does a reallyood job with revealing other characters through her narrator s eyes it is always believable as her perceptions of people change as she learns about them nothing is black and white there is a The scarecrow great deal of nuance that feels very natural all this and time travel too in shortreat Elizabeth Cady Stanton greatreati am not After the End giving ariel back her copy nopemeaningreg who i freuently send down to fetch the teen fiction books i can t be bothered The Doll and Her Friends (1893) going toet myself i say most because i can sense david looking up from his vinyl fetish book long enough to raise a uestioning eyebrow at mecome to my blog Newbery Winner 2010 2 on Barnes Noble s Top Ten Children s Books of 2009Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2010 2011I feel like I m missing something because every other review seems to be five stars I liked the book How could I not when it references A Wrinkle in Time so often I personally found the mystery to be easily solved I like how the author weaved the clues in but I found it to be very obvious and knew from the beginning from the book who it was and how it would work I m not sure if kids will feel the same way But the ease with which I solved the mystery is why I don t think I can Septiņi give this book aslowing a review as everyone else seems toReally why is this book Nightbane World Book One getting so much praise I feel like this is the first time that I ve ever been so confused by a book that people praise as awesome that I found predictable and thought was just okay And the I hear people praise the I want to dig my heels in I ve talked to two people about it and neither of them like it WHY IS THIS BOOK BEING PRAISED SO MUCH First I have to say that A Wrinkle in Time has been my favorite or among my very favorite books since I was nine years old and I ve never been able to write a true or worthy review for it I can t even tryThere are dozens maybe hundreds of books I wish I d written Occasionally I come across a book I should have written This is a book I definitely should have written It touched me to the core in that incredibly familiar way that seems to come from within not the outside Some details are off of course but theist is precisely what I would have written had I thought of it firstI inhaled this book and read it in one day which is highly unusual for me but used to be typical when I was much younger It was a joy to read If I d read this when I was 10 11 12 I suspect I d have loved it even The time travel part was exuisitely done New York too 1979 also the kids were completely believable as were the adults Memories of mine surfaced never forgotten but powerfully brought to the present This might not be a perfect book but I had a near perfect experience reading it I enjoyed
TRYING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY ALONG to solve the mystery along Miranda I felt a deep emotional involvement which I love feeling when I read a bookAnd I sure wish I had Miranda s ift bookIt also has the most lovely and meaningful dedication page I ve seen in agesI emailed a childhood friend who also has always loved A Wrinkle in Time the second I finished this book to insist she has to read itI do think readers who haven t read And Enjoyed Madeleine L enjoyed Madeleine L s A Wrinkle in Time can enjoy this book but I would suggest reading L Engle s book before picking up this one it will mean so much This was a wonderful day thanks to this bookEdited the next day to addMany parts are very funnyUnlike many cross enre books readers don t have to appreciate all the enres one will suffice realistic middle school fiction or science fiction time travel either will work Also recommended for those who appreciate friendship stories and family stories Really if you know the book A Wrinkle in Time add this book to your to read list If it s already on your list bump it up It won the Newbery and this is one of the times when the book is deserving of the award I know now that if I want to be completely surprised I just have to read middle school books Ironically books for kids seem to have the most profound meanings This book is sunshine and sunset combined beautiful and heartbreaking Coincidentally I just read a sci fi story about time travel before this It was technically well explained but I don t know why I wasn t so impressed This adorable little book talks about time travel too and is absolutely enthralling It didn t have to try so
It was simply and easily told but it managed to Legon Ascension (Legon Series give Goosebumps and tears at the end of the story The characters weren t trying to save the world here They were just trying to save one person and it makes it even realistic and believable The POV is amazing It s one of the best elements of the story because it is told by the 12 year old Miranda through her letter in response to the notes of a mystery man a man who seems to know things about Miranda even before they happened The first note from the man said he s coming to save Miranda s friend s life which established the mystery in the entire story The characters are all very realistic I love how each one played a vital role to put across the meaning of the story I love how the book talked about life s most ordinary things little things in the perspective of a 12 year oldirl but which made the story even meaningful Let me just end this by sharing some of the awesome things I learned from the book 1 A new way of critiuing a book judging it by its first line I m absolutely doing this in my next read Ha2 Yawning is a semi polite way of telling someone that they re boring everyone to death LMAO3 A person can t miss something she never had So trueLots of love and thanks to my adorable friend Pinky for recommending this adorable book to me You can read here review her. Lip 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 lat.
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Download · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Rebecca SteadLl PMS get near the end of the chapter and there will be this big sentence in black and white reading Years later she would look back on that moment and wonder what would have happened if she only hadn t blah blah blah Or It would haunt her dreams for years afterwards Or Had she known then what she youet the picture Stead does allude to the future but subtly There s a moment when Miranda mentions that she hadn t been in a particular store since December then flashes back to November or so If you re paying attention you re left wondering what s oing to happen but not in a way that intrudes on your reading experience It s a subtle move on Stead s part Foreshadowing with stealth I ve been calling it LOST the book referencing the television show that leaves you with as many uestions as this novel initially does But unlike LOST the answers are forthcoming And the crazy thing is it all fits together Every little piece of the puzzle You end up rereading the whole thing just to watch the puzzle pieces fall into place before your eyes The kind of rereading that Miranda does to A Wrinkle in Time I have a theory about that book by the way I believe that author Rebecca Stead may have read and reread that book just like Miranda does when she was a kid herself I mean who else is oing to spot the time travel flaw in that book How many times would a person have to read it before they caught on to what was Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, going on In the end there s a darkness to When You Reach Me A darkness and a depth that pulls you in but somehow doesn t depress you Iuess some kids will ABCs of Baseball get depressed The kids that only read light happy stories where everything turns out sunshine and roses sure But for the reader that reallyets into it When You Reach Me is fun challenging and able to reach a whole swath of different kinds of readers Without a doubt it s one of the most fascinating children s novels I ve ever read You won t find anything else uite like it on the market todayAges 10 14 One of the most impressive things to me about middle Ēna grade literature is how much power their books can punch with so little pages It still astounds me As older people Iuess we tend to over explain and over analyze Thank Taken By the Sheriff the Deputy Too! goodness there are authors that can still capture the feel of being a kidrowing up and how simultaneously painful and wonderful it can beMiranda is a sixth Kentucky Grandmothers grader who lives in New York City Her life seems pretty normal She has a best friend named Sal but that all changes one day Miranda is feeling all muddled and confused but what she does know is that she lost her best friend and can t seem to piece together why This was not the best time to lose a friend because Miranda keeps on receiving these mystery notes The person writing the notes seems to know what is happening before it actually does But how can that be And why the urgency and why her The story s timeline at least for me was confusing at first It s told through flashbacks but the reader periodically comes back to the present where Miranda s mom has been selected to be on The 20000 Pyramid I loved how the parent figures were an important part to the story as a whole Miranda s mother and her boyfriend play vital roles in her life and though they might not know everything that isoing on you can tell through the pages that they love her dearly Then there is the atmosphere of the school and Miranda s classmates I didn t Štěky Broka Špindíry grow up in 1978 or in New York but I felt the atmosphere and the tone of the relationships so well that Iot caught up in Miranda s plight easily Throughout the story Miranda is reading her favorite book A Wrinkle in Time This book is a kind of homage to A Wrinkle in Time By the way if you haven t read that book yet you should it s excellent tooWhat makes the story so reat is the little things Seeing Miranda help *HER MOM PREPARE FOR THE GAME *mom prepare for the ame the description of Sal playing basketball every day Miranda talking about time travel with Marcus the boys who taunt people across the street the weird shapes on Miranda s bathroom floor Colin hiding the bread and I could If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses, go on and on It reflects real life right A lot of times the little things add up to be something big and meaningful I commend the author for not talking down to the reader I don t ever think authors do this on purpose but I can tell she respects the reader and knows that kids can surprise us with how much they can process and understand Most importantly even though I don t necessarily have Miranda s personality or history this book reminded me of how it felt like to be in sixthrade again This book was so Improve Your Communication Skills goodThis is a book that kept coming up over the years in different book podcasts that I listened to I finallyot to it as I was looking for a shorter audiobook to finish before I leave for vacation This fit the bill perfectly For some reason I didn t realize
IT WAS A MIDDLE GRADE BOOKwas a middle Decadent (Wicked Lovers grade book certainly left nothing out for meMiranda is your average 12 year oldirl trying to find her way in NYC Her mom is Beautiful just beautiful I loved this book so much The writing style was marvelous I loved the main character So many people told me to read this book and I finally did The plot was different and uniue This is how I found out about this book2 Days Ago I was sitting at my desk in Tec class and I was reading the last book in the Mistborn Trilogy When I was at the most intense scene someone poked me on the shoulder WOAH I screamed I was terrified but I should have known it was my close friend Thanu Sorry I didn t me W H O ATo say those last couple of chapters caught me off When Digital Becomes Human guard is an understatement I m stunned and or because of I found myselfetting really emotional towards the a super short review karenstylesomeday i am oing to venture Down To The Second Floor to the second floor the kidsteen section is and i am oing to De-cluttering Your Closet grab a whole bunch of books that i like and i amoing to just shelve them in my adult fiction section because the young uns shouldn t De Brandende Brug (De Grijze Jager, get to hog everything that isood in this world and also not have to pay rent and there is something creepy about a 35 year old man browsing the shelves in tee. Ngs start to unravel Sal ets 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 ,