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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Analysis: Writing Style

Direct Address

Rebecca Stead's prose is plain and direct, especially when narrating a particularly important or revealing episode. With so many riddles bouncing around, the author can't afford to lose her readers, we think. For an example of this, check out Miranda's numbered list in Chapter 45.

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