In honor of back to school season, I'm featuring a week of great middle grade and tween books.
Whether you're a parent, a teacher, a librarian or just young at heart, I hope you enjoy these great titles! You'll have new chances to enter each day, and one lucky winner will walk away with all these books/ARCs!
August 9: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
August 10: Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
August 11: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
August 13: In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
August 16: The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin
August 17: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
by Rebecca Stead
Published by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House
on July 14, 2009
My summary: It's 1978 in Manhattan, and Miranda's mom is in training to win the $20,000 Pyramid, a popular TV quiz show. Miranda has questions of her own. What happened to her relationship with her best friend Sal? Who stole the spare key to her apartment? Who is leaving her cryptic notes? This enchanting time travel book won the 2010 Newbery medal.
My take: I absolutely loved this book, which is both intricately plotted and incredibly entertaining. In the book, Miranda is reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and contemplating the topic of time travel, which also plays a part in When You Reach Me.
Miranda is negotiating the choppy social waters of sixth grade and also trying to solve some mysteries. Her best friend Sal seems distant all of a sudden. Her spare key has disappeared, and someone is leaving her mysterious notes that seem to be able to predict the future. I enjoyed this book so much that I didn't even notice all the carefully placed clues. When I got to the end, I wanted to go back and re-read. So I did!
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