When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery)

When You Reach Me  - Rebecca Stead Propelled by a curious mystery, and an enjoyable subplot involving The $20,000 Pyramid, “When You Reach Me’s” heart is best expressed when speaking the honest emotions of early childhood, enacted in the subtle gestures and expressions of characters throughout the book. Stead also populates her story with nods toward the coming adulthood many of the children will find – carefully and simply entered into the story to leave the reader to imagine the rest. A novel filled with charm and an obvious love for the simplicity – and the great mystery – of human affection, “When You Reach Me” is irresistible, imaginative, and as thoughtful as a friend.