When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.  I got this book suggestion from Hooray for Books (that wonderful bookstore and blog in Alexandria, VA http://www.hooray4books.com/).  It intrigued me.  I try to get my daughter to read books about other children who live in different places.  We live in the country, sort of; definitely different from NYC.  I think its interesting  to read about children going through similar and different situations, even though they may live in very different places.

Sal and Miranda are best friends.  But, all that changes.  Sal stops wanting to hang out with Miranda, she begins getting notes about things that will happen in the future, her mom is preparing to be on TV.  Its a whole new world for Miranda.  The story takes place in the real world, but deep within, you will find that there is a mystery to be solved.  It was wonderful to see Miranda develop new friends, and navigate her way through her somewhat new life, while still trying to hold on to things from the past.  This book has a lot of references to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and even gives away the ending to it.  So, for that reason alone, I will be saving this book until after my daughter reads A Wrinkle in Time.

Happy Reading!