Book: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️ 📚
"Mom says that each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world...We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry and we like it that way... but sometimes our avails are pushed away for a few moments… And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is...you see all the beauty and cruelty and sadness and love. But mostly we are happy not to" (71)
I was looking for a quick read and something to fulfill the Newberry category on @annebogel
's reading list (any #modernmrsdarcy
fans out there?). I'm SO glad I read this book! It's a middle grade book told from the perspective of a sixth grader, Miranda, living in New York City. We gain details of her life navigating friends, family, and school as she pieces together clues to a mystery. If I had a middle grade child, I'd absolutely have them read this. It's well-written, captivating, and full of good messages (without being cheesy about it) on how we should treat each other with kindness, learn from mistakes, embrace our differences, and view the world more empathetically.