When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

I enjoyed both the sort of magical realism (tied to the classic A Wrinkle in Time) and the realism of what it might be like to be a sixth-grader in the city and trying to come to grips with the complexities of life (latch-key kids, single motherhood, income disparities, violence, race, friendships, boys, etc.).

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

I enjoyed both the sort of magical realism (tied to the classic A Wrinkle in Time) and the realism of what it might be like to be a sixth-grader in the city and trying to come to grips with the complexities of life (latch-key kids, single motherhood, income disparities, violence, race, friendships, boys, etc.).

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