From the Publisher:
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl 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.
Last fall my preschooler and I were after-school bookstore junkies. He was there for the Thomas train table. I was there to scope out books. One afternoon When You Reach Me caught my eye and I bought it on a whim. It's one of my favorite judge-a-book-by-its-cover-and-title purchases. But it's a Monday, so I'm going to keep it short and simple:
It won the Newberry for a reason. It's a wonderful book -- one you'll want to own. You may even become a Rebecca Stead devotee like I am. If you really want to make things interesting, read Madeleine L'engle's A Wrinkle in Time first, then read When You Reach Me . The two are wonderfully tied together.
I love finding books that pair together well. Another great pairing is Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre with Jasper Fforde's wonderfully quirky literary science fiction tale, The Eyre Affair . (One day I'll do a little blurb about what a great book The Eyre Affair is. Incidentally, it's the first sci-fi that I ever enjoyed...because it's so literary. Thursday Next is a special agent assigned to guard the great literature of the day. Under great threat: the very essence of Jane Eyre.)
Do you have any books that you love to read in tandem?
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