Why did I love this book?
Miranda Sinclair is confused by the odd words the “Laughing Man” — a homeless man who lives on her street corner — always repeats when he sees her. Then she starts receiving mysterious notes that seem to predict the future, notes Miranda learns have come from the Laughing Man.
This book knocked my socks off! Set in the late seventies, it reminded me of my childhood days, right down to the book Miranda always has with her, A Wrinkle in Time (which I read for a book report in fifth grade.) When You Reach Me is undefinable. Part mystery, part science fiction, the whole story is sprinkled with clues and second chances.