When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead

199 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction middle grade science fiction mysterious fast-paced

Description

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.' --The Washington Post This Newbery Medal win...

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Community Reviews Summary of 6,819 reviews

Moods

mysterious 80%
adventurous 53%
emotional 39%
hopeful 30%
reflective 29%
funny 23%
lighthearted 23%
inspiring 15%
sad 15%
challenging 9%
tense 6%
dark 5%
relaxing 4%

Pace

fast 52%
medium 42%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Plot: 33% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.12

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