When Books Spoil Other Books: Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me (2017 Reading Book #53)

This was a really cute book that included some of my favorite things: kids in Manhattan, time travel, and the travails of friendship. It reminded me a lot of the movie Little Manhattan. I also loved all the characters and liked that even the mean ones had redeeming qualities. It was a quick read, something you could sit down with over the weekend.

My biggest disappointment in the book was that it spoiled the entire plot of A Wrinkle in Time. And sure, maybe at this point, most people assume that everyone’s read A Wrinkle in Time, so there isn’t anything to spoil. Unfortunately, I have yet to read the book and it is on my to-read list for later this year. Of course, I’m still going to read it even though this book covered a lot of the major plot points. I’ve heard from others that the going rule is that you shouldn’t spoil books, movies, TV shows, et cetera because someone is always experiencing them for the first time.

It was interesting how A Wrinkle in Time was incorporated, but I do wish there was some kind of warning in the blurb that even hinted at the importance of the book in this story. But maybe this was written in the time before spoiler alerts were a thing. Still, I found it pretty rotten that this book spoiled another one for me.

Overall, it was a cute story that I really liked. Just make sure you’ve read A Wrinkle in Time  BEFORE you read this one.

In Summary:

Title(s): When You Reach Me

Author(s): Rebecca Stead

Overall Rating: 4/5

Genre: Children’s

Category: Fiction

Format Accessed: eBook

Imprint: Wendy Lamb Books

Publisher: Penguin Random House

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