Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YA Book Discussion

Come to Hillside Public Library's YA Book Discussion!
Wednesday August 3rd at 7:00 P.M.
Grades 5 & Up
Register today! (Books given out at registration)
Book: When You Reach Me
           by Rebecca Stead
(*Remember:  If you are a part of our YA Summer Reading Club, you will receive one raffle for every program you attend this summer, including Book Discussions)

When You Reach Me
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 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.

I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own.
I ask two favors.  First, you must write me a letter.

The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows thigns no one should know.  Each message brings her closer to believing that one she can preent a tragic death.  Until the final note makes her think she's too late.

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