2010 Medal Winner
"By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.
But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious not arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper: I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I ask two favors. First, you must write a letter.
The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late."
Wow. That is the first thing that comes to my mind after reading this book! Amazing!! One of those books with a twist of an ending that just leaves you amazed! I am afraid to say too much and give it away. I did not expect this to be a sci fi type book...Think Time Traveller's Wife - children's style. Highly recommended - as a matter of fact, my daughter is going to start it tonight after I raved about it!