Monday, February 28, 2011

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead's Newbery Medal-winning "When You Reach Me" is a very smart and unique urban novel...a tale that departs in a most dramatic way from it's inspiration: "A Wrinkle in Time", by Madeleine L'Engle. Set in the late 1970's, as opposed to L'Engle's early 1960's, it's a period piece that manages to capture the essence of what it is that makes the "good" in human nature timeless. Recommended for readers aged 9-13.

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