When You Reach Me
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girls tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
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.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Guided Reading Level
|Middle Grade Novels
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Penguin Random House