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When You Reach Me - Science Fiction Bookgroup - Next Thursday

From: Politics and Prose s.
Sent on: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:09 PM
This is just a reminder that The Politics and Prose Science Fiction (and Fantasy) book group will meet next Thursday June 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm and we will discuss Rebecca Stead's Newbery winning novel "When You Reach Me"


Shortly after sixth-grader Miranda and her best friend Sal part ways, for some inexplicable reason her once familiar world turns upside down. Maybe it's because she's caught up in reading A Wrinkle in Time and trying to understand time travel, or perhaps it's because she's been receiving mysterious notes which accurately predict the future. Rebecca Stead's poignant novel, When You Reach Me, captures the interior monologue and observations of kids who are starting to recognize and negotiate the complexities of friendship and family, class and identity. Set in New York City in 1979, the story takes its cue from beloved Manhattan tales for middle graders like E.L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy, and Norma Klein's Mom the Wolfman and Me. Like those earlier novels, When You Reach Me will stir the imaginations of young readers curious about day-to-day life in a big city. --Lauren Nemroff

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