The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. ~ Albert Einstein The World As I See It (1931)
Sixth grader Miranda coasts along at school and enjoys life, and all is normal. But then, of a sudden, her world changes with the receipt of a mysterious letter. She doesn't know what is happening, but, even though she wishes (in a way) that life would stay the same, she finds out that it doesn't. She also finds out that she is capable of acting upon what she knows to be true, no matter what others might think, and that she can help to make everything better.
How is this? Join us this month in reading When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, and find out.
Here is a possible guide for reading the book. (No, it doesn't have chapter numbers! How awesome!) This is a guideline only; you might finding yourself gulping down this book in just a couple of sittings (I did). However it is, read at your own pace. Remember to post your thoughts and feelings in here when you finish that section.
1-7 April: Things You Keep in a Box - [to] Secret
8-14 April: Things That Smell - The Third Note
15-21 April: Things That Make No Sense - [to] Upside Down
22- 30 April: Things That Are Sweet - Parting Gifts
Have you read When You Reach Me before or is this your first introduction to it?
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