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When you reach me

Rebecca Stead (Author), Kate Gartner (Book designer), Random House (Firm) (Publisher), Berryville Graphics (Printer)
"Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever. 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, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for an emergency is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper: I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. 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."-- Jacket
Print Book, English, 2009
First edition View all formats and editions
Wendy Lamb Books, New York, NY, 2009
Children's stories
Interest age level : Ages 9-12. Middle grades. Middle School. 750L
199 pages ; 22 cm
9780385737425, 9780375850868, 9780385906647, 9781921656064, 0385737424, 0375850864, 0385906641, 1921656069
Things you keep in a box
Things you hide
The speed round
Things that kick
Things that get tangled
Things that stain
Mom's rules for life in New York City
Things you wish for
Things that sneak up on you
Things that bounce
Things that burn
The Winner's Circle
Things you keep secret
Things that smell
Things you don't forget
The first note
Things on a slant
White things
The second note
Things you push away
Things you count
Messy things
Invisible things
Things you hold on to
Salty things
Things you pretend
Things that crack
Things left behind
The third note
Things that make no sense
The first proof
Things you give away
Things that get stuck
Tied-up things
Things that turn pink
Things that fall apart
Christmas vacation
The second proof
Things in an elevator
Things you realize
Things you beg for
Things that turn upside down
Things that are sweet
The last note
Difficult things
Things that heal
Things you protect
Things you line up
The $20,000 Pyramid
Magic thread
Things that open
Things that blow away
Sal and Miranda, Miranda and Sal
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