|Newbery Medal Book|
Stead, R. (2009). When you reach me. New York, NY: Yearling Books.
This is a cute story that takes place in the real world of a sixth grader. I think the book is fun and even a little nostalgic for anyone who has watched the $20,000 Pyramid (her mother is trying to get on the show) or has read A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book). The kids walk home from school in that older and safer world that we lived in (though there is a weird man, "the laughing man", who seems to live under the mailboxes). The book turns mystery when Miranda's house key is stolen and she starts to get notes left to her that she has to save someone's life.