Dewey here. I told Flash I needed a turn on Operation Story Share this week to tell you about When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. This is a whisker-tingling story that I must insist you read as soon as possible.
The story is set in 1978 in New York City where Miranda lives with her mother, who is preparing to be a contestant on a game show called “The $20,000 Pyramid.” Then the first note arrives.
Flash: Note? What kind of note? Did it come in the mail?
No, Miranda found it in a book in her bedroom. Among other mysterious things it said, “I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.”
Flash: Oooh! That’s a little spooky! What does she do?
At first she thinks it could be a joke or have been written to someone else. But then she finds more notes and realizes whoever is sending them knows all about her, even things that haven’t happened yet.
I suppose you’ll have to read the book to find out, won’t you? I guarantee the ending is amazing!
Flash: You’ve got me convinced. I’m going to read it right away, it sounds awesome! Remember fans, it’s called When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Now I’ve got to go, I’ve got a new book to read!