When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) at her writer's symposium. (Embedded brag.) She read it and thought I would enjoy it. One of the good things about blogging about books, movies, and shows I like is that people who read my blog know my taste very well, Maggie included. So she encouraged me to read it and I loved it. You should read it too. You'll like it.
Often you read a book and it's really good and interesting or fun and compelling or occasionally boring and not worthwhile. But sometimes you read something very insightful in a book that strikes you as true and it surprises you that you never thought of it before. I felt like that when I read this in When You Reach Me:
"Sometimes you never feel meaner than the moment you stop being mean." Oh. It's so true. Isn't it?