Show of hands: how many people were driven to read/re-read A Wrinkle in Time in preparation for When You Reach Me? How about after you finished it? Do you think the Newbery buzz around this book is well-deserved? This seems like a great book to discuss here and with students, since it’s built like a little puzzle box. (It also seems like a difficult book to discuss without spoiling the end, so let’s see how we do here!) Do you think that the setting was true to New York City in the late 70s? How about the portrayal of a NYC public school? Any $20,000 Pyramid fans in the house? There’s a ton to talk about in this little gem of a book, so let the discussion of When You Reach Me begin!