Friday, December 3, 2010

Giveaway: When You Reach Me

SummaryThis remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.
-- Yearling

Just about a year ago, I reviewed an amazing book called WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead. Obviously I was not alone in my praise of this novel because almost everyone I know thought this book was terrific. It was given countless awards including the Newbery Medal, and it truly was one of my favorite middle grade reads of the year.



WHEN YOU REACH ME is now available in paperback just in time for the holidays. If you have a middle grader in your life, WHEN YOU REACH ME would make the perfect gift. Although honestly, as much as I loved this book, it just might be an ideal gift for readers of all ages.

I just happen to have a copy of WHEN YOU REACH ME for one lucky reader courtesy of the publisher. To enter, just fill out the form below before December 9th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. Contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been trying to time my entry just right so it'll be a winner.

diaryofaneccentric said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I see this book in the Scholastic fliers The Girl brings home, and I keep thinking this sounds like a book she'd like.

LifetimeReader said...

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. We've been getting the audio of it for hour long holiday drive to see family--but perhaps we'll read the book aloud to each other instead!

Raejean said...

Sounds like a good book! I shared your recommendation on my Favorite Feeds Friday.

marthalama said...

Thank you for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed. I remember hearing about this when it first came out. I can't wait to read this.

Alyce said...

I love, love, love this book! I didn't enter so that someone else can win and read it, but I agree that it's fabulous!

Rebecca Rasmussen said...

This sounds wonderful! I am already building a collection for Ava and for me, too :)

Bookfool said...

I've read many very positive reviews of this one, but I had no idea it won . . . okay, now I'm going blank. Newbery? Very cool. :)

Cindy Hudson said...

This one has been on my list for a while, and I can't believe I haven't read it yet. Thanks for your helpful review and the giveaway.