When You Reach Me
March 5th, 2014.
Miranda's mom is a kind, polite, person. She entered a game show and her daughter is helping her get ready for it. She is dating a guy named Richard who she calls "Mr. Perfect." Miranda's mom aspires to be a public defense lawyer. She wears the funkiest clothes but very wise towards her daughter. She has fiery, red, curly hair and a bright smile.
"When You Reach Me" is about a girl helping her mother prepare for a game show. During the weeks of preparation, Miranda tells the readers a little bit about her neighborhood she lives in. As I was reading the story one thin that caught my attention was the laughing man. The laughing man was an old, crazy man who sleeps under a mailbox. Miranda sees him everyday on her way to school and on her way back. Miranda also mentions her best friend Sal. He is a boy who lives in her apartment building and they have been friends since they were younger. at the beginning of the story Miranda and Sal get in an argument and stop talking for a while. The day they stop talking, Sal was punched by a kid named Marcus. Later in the story, Marcus was chasing Sal to try to apologize to him. Sal thought he was going to punch him again, so he ran all the way to an intersection full of moving cars. Sal went so far that he was almost hit my a huge truck, when the laughing man came out of no where and kicked Sal out of the way, getting hit by the truck. Before the laughing man died, Miranda was getting suspicious notes from an unknown writer. She had no clue what some of the notes meant. After the laughing man's death, Miranda realized he had been the one writing the notes and new that he would save one of her friends life. His notes to her were about the protection of her and her friends. At the game show, Sal and Miranda were best friends again. Her mom ended up winning the show and earned $20,000. Miranda's mother and her boyfriend Richard got engaged.