My name is Gorges, which is pronounced just like “George” because the S is silent, but of course some kids call me “Jor-Jess” or “Gorgeous.” I don’t much care. There are worst things to be called that Gorgeous, even for a boy.–Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
“Nice tights,” I snorted. Or I tried to snort, anyway. I’m not exactly sure how, though people in books are always doing it.
-When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
“I still think about the letter you asked me to write. It nags at me, even though you’re gone and there’s no one to give it to anymore. Sometimes I work on it in my head, trying to map out the story you asked me to tell, about everything that happened this past fall and winter. It’s all still there, like a movie I can watch when I want to. Which is never.”
—When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
A Newberry winner, and a book I truly enjoyed! I don’t want to spoiler, but do expect some mystery, awkward friendships, sandwiches, misunderstood bullies, a game show host, a homeless guy, and some slightly creepy letters from an anonymous writer.
Have you read When You Reach Me yet? What did you think?
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