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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 months ago
After our disastrous book discussion on Lincoln Jones, we got to discuss When You Reach Me. Book discussion only went slightly better. There were about seven people, half of whom hadn't finished reading the book or were very confused about the plot. In preparation I reread the book three times (o...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
I liked this book, but everything felt a little too quirky this time around. Like there are no "normal" characters that I can remember (except maybe Safer's mom and even she was a little weird). Some readers might find that annoying. I liked the story though. The twist felt abrupt to me, but about...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
A sad and sweet story, pumped full of 1970s New York and pop culture nostalgia, 'A Wrinkle in Time', and the trials of adolescent friendship. Judy Blume, with time travel.
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I let my 12-year-old daughter read this before I did. The fact that she read it in about a day made me understand that the book was spot on, and that it captured whatever it is that inspires a “don’t leave your bed until the book is finished” day for a middle schooler. As a parent, her subject mat...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 years ago
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 they know 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, ...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 3 years ago
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I was really blown away by this book, and I wish I had it together enough to talk about it at greater length. Stead weaves together two connected narratives that are really powerful. The themes of friendship and growing up are treated gracefully, and I think this is a really valuable addition to mid...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 years ago
This is the first Rebecca Stead novel I haven't really liked. It's very contemporary but for some reason that makes it feel boring. Like, I've heard all of these stories before (from shared posts on facebook). I really lost interest in the story when the girls went as Bollywood for Halloween. I th...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
A wonderful juvenile book about relationships, love and friendship. A perfect coming of age story for elementary school children. Rebecca Stead know's how to write characters and make you fall in love with them. This book has several of those. Bridge was in an accident when she was younger and ha...
MelissaJJ
MelissaJJ rated it 4 years ago
First Light was fine - it was good - but sadly, I didn't love it nearly as much as Liar & Spy or When You Reach Me. On the bright side, it would make a very pretty movie.
MyBookyLife
MyBookyLife rated it 4 years ago
This was a hard boo to get through but It was great.
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