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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Quotes

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Friendship Quotes

She met Louisa, who didn't have a husband either, in the lobby on that first day. They were both taking garbage to the big cans out front. Louisa was holding Sal. Sal had been crying, but when he s...

Truth Quotes

It was Richard who taught me how to tie knots. He learned back when he sailed boats as a kid, and he still carries pieces of rope in his briefcase. He says that when he's trying to solve a problem...

Time Quotes

Mom has swiped a big paper calendar from work and Scotch-taped the month of April to the kitchen wall. She used a fat green marker, also swiped from work, to draw a pyramid on April 27, with dollar...

Literature and Writing Quotes

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 me anymore. Sometimes I work on it in my head, trying to map out the st...

Society and Class Quotes

"Latchkey child" is a name for a kid with keys who hangs out alone after school until a grown-up gets home to make dinner. Mom hates that expression. She says it reminds her of dungeons, and must h...

Family Quotes

Mom calls Richard Mr. Perfect because of how he looks and how he knows everything. And every time she calls him Mr. Perfect, Richard taps his right knee. He does that because his right leg is short...

Identity Quotes

I used to think of Sal as being a part of me: Sal and Miranda, Miranda and Sal. I knew he wasn't really, but that's the way it felt. (5.9)

Forgiveness and Compassion Quotes

"Don't call him Quack," Mom said. "That's an awful name for a human being.""Even a human who's quackers?""I don't care it's still awful.""Well what do you call him?""I don't call him anything," she...

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