This novel defies genre classification. It’s part mystery, part historical fiction, part science fiction, and part coming-of-age. From the very beginning, I was hooked and wanted to keep reading. It seems as though I am not alone in feeling this way about the book, because When You Reach Me was recently declared the 2010 Newbery Award winner. That’s a real honor!
I’m not going to give anything away, so let me just say that I LOVE books that have this particular science fiction element to them. You’ll just have to read it to find out what I mean by that!
Highly recommended for grades 4-9.