When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is about Miranda, a sixth grader in 1978, and her life and her friends.  As the story progresses, she starts finding mysterious notes from someone that knows about events that are going to happen to her in the future.  The notes also ask her to “write a letter” about what is going on.  Sometimes it gets confusing, but the time travel elements of the plot are really interesting—by the end of the book you will truly be amazed.  At first, I thought this would be a boring story about Miranda and her friends and how they hurt each other’s feelings then make up, etc. etc.; but if you can hold on till the time travel mystery really gets going about half way through, you won’t be disappointed.  I’m glad this book won the Newbery award because it is really great!