"It's one of those all too few and far between novels that you want to reread as soon as you finish them, just to see how the author so successfully wrote a fantasy that feels completely real." - Nancy Pearl on NPR
It's tough to have a whole lot more to say about this book than what Pearl says above. When You Reach Me is a wonderful descendant of Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time; it never once even comes close to imitation, or cheap knock-offery. No, it's the classiest of descendants--it's an evolution.