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Book Review of When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
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Helpful Score: 1

When I first read the description of this book, I feared that it was going to be a little gruesome. Creepy letters from someone who claims to know the future? But this book really is not meant to frighten readers--but to inspire.

Stead does an excellent job of telling the story. There is enough suspense to keep the story interesting, but not so much suspense that the reader is overly scared. Throughout the book, Stead keeps the tone light and friendly.

To get the most out of the story, it would be helpful for the reader to be familiar with the story "A Wrinkle in Time." I did not realize how important that was until I was about halfway through the book--and it had been so long since I read A Wrinkle in Time that I needed to find an online synopsis to refresh the story in my mind.