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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Louisa

Character Analysis

Louisa is Sal's mother and lives in the same apartment building as Miranda and her mother. She's a nurse who shares many of the same values as Miranda's mother. She helps Mom collect potato chips, for example, for the "pregnant-jailbird 'parenting group'" (26.5). She also gives Miranda time to talk with Sal during her visit to their apartment in Chapter 47.

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