This Newbery Medal winner that has a fantastic puzzle at its heart has been called “smart and mesmerizing,” (The New York Times), “superb” (The Wall Street Journal), and “incandescent” (The Washington Post).

When Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, she doesn’t know what to do.

The notes tell her that she must write a letter, a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone—not even her best friend, Sal.

It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that’s the case, then Miranda has an even bigger problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it.

“Lovely and almost impossibly clever.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction
A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book

Published on January 6, 2011 by Andersen Press
ISBN-10: 1849392129
ISBN-13: 9781849392129
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  • thekid1
    thekid1Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:44 am55 stars
    Miranda is a 6th grader who lives with her mother in New York City. Her best friend is named Sal. Her favorite book in the world is A Wrinkle in Time. Miranda has just received the last of a series of letters, predicting that her mother will be a contestant on the $20,000 Pyramid and telling her that one of her friends is in terrible danger. If she wants to save them, and the letter-writer, she'll need to write a letter of her own.
    • lovetolearn
      lovetolearnWednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:00 am55 stars
      On top of her best friend no longer speaking to her and her mom preparing for a game show, Miranda begins to receive notes that seem to be telling the future. This book shows the unbelievable effects of time travel on Miranda's life.
      • lotusdance
        lotusdanceTuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:47 am55 stars
        Miranda lives with her mom in an apartment. One day on the way back from school Sal gets punched in the face.After this Sal stops talking to Miranda and he ignores her. Miranda eventually becomes friends with Annaliese and Coliin together they start working at a sandwich shop. through out all of this Miranda's mom is getting ready for 20,000 dollar pyramid.then Miranda starts getting notes, their house key is stolen and so is Richard her mom's boyfriends shoe. Then one day Marcus the boy who punched Sal in the face tries to apologize and sal starts running away into the street where a truck is coming right at him. When You Reach Me is about Time Travel and a bit of adventure.
        • rainkit309
          rainkit309Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm55 stars
          This was such an interesting book to read. This book kind of tells you who sent the notes if you read and try to figure it out before she figures it out.
          • sadier
            sadierMonday, July 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm55 stars
            This book is amazing. It made me cry but the author kept you sitting on the edge of your seat trying to figure out the mystery behind the book. this book is better for older kids.
            • avatar1
              avatar1Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm
              I loved Miranda's adventures and especially when she worked at the sandwich shop. Instead of getting paid with money, she was rewarded with a cheese sandwich. Her mother also went on the 20,000 dollar pyramid.
              • ajg15
                ajg15Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm55 stars
                I wasn't sure if I would like this book but I could not put it down 😂 ok so here's my review... As her Miranda's mother prepares to a contestant on the 1970s television game show "the $20,000 Pyrimad" 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. You Should Defiantly Read This💜💜💜👍👍👍😀😀😀
                • readwriter
                  readwriterFriday, June 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm55 stars
                  This was a very sad and heartwarming book about a girl who receives strange notes and has to save someone from death. That is, if she can do it in time.
                  • callie_b
                    callie_bMonday, June 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm44 starsFeatured
                    Miranda lives with her mom and her mom's boyfriend Richard in a shabby little apartment. Life is normal... for the time being. One day on their walk home from school, Miranda's best friend Sal gets punched by a kid in their grade, Marcus. And then everything begins happening to Miranda all at once, in a whirlwind. Sal suddenly doesn't want to hang out with her anymore. Miranda's mom gets chosen to be a contestant in a game show where she could win $20,000! And Miranda also starts to receive mysterious notes. The notes say that it's up to her to help save her friends life and the note writer's own. Perplexed, Miranda tries to forget about the notes, and makes some new friends, Annemarie and Colin. Soon her life takes another turn-- she is accused of stealing, and more notes pop up, each one weirder than the others. This note writer seems to know exactly what's about to happen in her life! And that brings in the subject of time travel. **Now, at this part of the book, the author Rebecca Stead explains time travel. It's a little confusing, but hopefully you'll get the gist.** Miranda figures out secrets of the past, present, and future, and everything falls into place. Maybe her predicaments didn't turn about as bad as she thought! I really enjoyed this book, it was thorough in explanation, and it talked about the book A Wrinkle in Time as a main theme. Now this book has inspired me to read it! I really liked this amazing novel!
                    • annabethluna
                      annabethlunaSaturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:32 am55 stars
                      This book is very interesting and is mysterious. A girl by the name of Miranda gets weird notes from someone she doesn't even know. Her mother participates in a TV show and then her best friend stops talking to her. This old man dies and a boy yells "No." and it seems that he has time traveled. Read this awesome book to find out more.

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