Saturday, January 16, 2010
Book of the week: When You Reach Me
Anyway, I started reading When You Reach Me and I was instantly hooked. Who is leaving Miranda odd letters in intimate places, like her jacket pocket? And why aren't she and Sal talking anymore? And what is up with her friend Annemarie's mystery illness? And why does the Laughing Man hang out under the mailbox all day? And will her mother win on the $20,000 Pyramid? And what is that book that she is always reading with the broccoli garden? So many mysteries! I was loving it.
Until I came to the end of the book, and found out that this mystery is actually a science fiction book in disguise, and the book in question is A Wrinkle in Time (which of course, I haven't read, because I don't like science fiction). Boo. But if you like mysteries and science fiction, or perhaps you did A Wrinkle in Time as a read-aloud and you are now looking for a companion book, check this one out. It will leave you guessing until the end.