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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

This riveting Newberry award-winning book is a little of everything; a coming-of-age story with mystery and some big surprises. Sixth-grade best friends Miranda and Sal are growing up in New York City, and are both aware of the ups and downs in life. Sometimes things really unravel.  First, Sal gets punched by another kid for seemingly no reason, and shuts Miranda out of his life. Then Miranda’s emergency apartment key is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives: I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter. Keep reading to unravel the mystery at the novel’s core! A great pick for fans of Madeline L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’! A page turner recommended for ages 8+.