When You Reach Me

Book review by Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 59 reviews

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age 9+

This was a GREAT STORY!

Most of the time I don't read this genre of books, but "When you Reach me" was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. It had a lot of feel-good moments and a mystery that has clues thrown in EVERYWHERE, while still having an unexpected twist. I also loved the character growth that Miranda goes through. I say ages 9+ because there is a few conversations that could be potentially hard to follow, and there is a death at the end that me seem disturbing. 4.5 stars!!
age 8+

Best. Kid's book. Ever

This book is amazing! I'm a teacher and I reccomend it to soooo many students. It can be a bit scary... but you aren't going to learn to be brave if your parents are always shielding you. They say "hell" twice, and there is a few kisses between sixth graders. Nothing more. Awesome book even adults will enjoy and it will leave you thinking til the end.

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Educational value
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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love science fiction stories

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