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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (25,964 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Stead Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2009:
    "[W]hen all the sidewalk characters from Miranda's Manhattan world converge amid mind-blowing revelations and cunning details, teen readers will circle back to the beginning and say,'Wow ... cool.'"
  • Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2009:
    "[T]he mental gymnastics required of readers are invigorating; and the characters, children, and adults are honest bits of humanity no matter in what place or time their souls rest."
  • Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July & August, 2009:
  • Closing revelations are startling and satisfying but quietly made, their reverberations giving plenty of impetus for the reader to go back to the beginning and catch what was missed."
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal, July 2009:
    "This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers."
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 22, 2009:
    "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises."
  • Review, People Magazine, July 13, 2009:
  • Review, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2009:
    "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward."
  • Review, The Washington Post Book World, July 15, 2009:
  • Review, The New York Times Book Review, August 16, 2009:
    "Smart and mesmerizing."
  • “In this taut novel, every word, every sentence, has meaning and substance. A hybrid of genres, it is a complex mystery, a work of historical fiction, a school story and one of friendship, with a leitmotif of time travel running through it. Most of all, the novel is a thrilling puzzle. Stead piles up clues on the way to a moment of intense drama, after which it is pretty much impossible to stop.”

    New York Times

  • “Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda’s favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of ‘life, death, and the beauty of it all.’”

    Washington Post

  • Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Winner of the 2009 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • A 2009 School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2009 New York Times Notable Book for Children
  • A 2011 Children’s Book Award Nominee
  • A 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children's Fiction
  • Winner of the 2010 Indies Choice Award: Middle Reader Book of the Year

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Danni | 2/13/2014

    " Library ebook. Had a hard time getting into it. But pushed forward. It was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ivan | 2/9/2014

    " This is one of the best books I've read all year. Great plotting; wonderful, sympathic characters I felt like I knew and cared about. There is a mystery - or rather mysterious things happen - things that are revealed at the end which render this quite a unique story - they actually elevate the material. It is no wonder to me that this won the Newberry Medal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christabel | 2/8/2014

    " YR and awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jodi | 2/8/2014

    " 4.5 stars. This is a book I think I enjoyed more than the kids. I read A Wrinkle in Time to them several months ago to help prep for this book as I knew that it dealt pretty directly with that book. I am glad I did as I think everyone understood and enjoyed it more because of that. Very worthy Newbery winner IMO. "

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