Book Title: When You Reach Me
2011-2012 Battle of the Books
Question
Answer
What is the genre of this book?
Science Fiction/
Mystery
Who wrote this book?
(Include any author or book website)
Rebecca Stead
http://www.rebeccasteadbooks.com/books.html
Who are the main characters?
What are they like?
Miranda
Sal
What happens in the book?
Picture of Book Cover:
when you reach me book cover.jpg
The following is from Rebecca Stead's website:
By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy at the corner.
But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper:
I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.
I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.
The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she’s too late.
http://www.rebeccasteadbooks.com/whenyoureachme.html
What are the big ideas
of the book?
SACRIFICE is a key idea as is REDEMPTION.
Google books
http://books.google.com/books?id=M-IRbSratpYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=when+you+reach+me+rebecca+stead&source=bl&ots=Q-kBg34kmv&sig=ksKK5Um91kY2fKrggJj9clNbax4&hl=en&src=bmrr&sa=X&ei=4BUxUPWwFaff0QGRnoHAAQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=when%20you%20reach%20me%20rebecca%20stead&f=false

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