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When You Reach Me - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead

“Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter — a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone.

It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem — because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it."

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author and the world of When You Reach Me:

Rebecca Stead’s website:

ABC’s site for The $100,000 Pyramid, the modern version of The $20,000 Pyramid:

A Wrinkle in Time was October 2020’s grades 5-8 book club book! Here’s the post:’s article on the possibility of time travel:

New York City’s site and NYCGO, the official guide’s site:’s article on the ketogenic diet, the one Annemarie eats:

Included as well: a When You Reach Me word search, instructions for two kinds of knots (including the clove hitch), and origami frog instructions and two sheets of green paper.

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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