Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Bookbag, pocketshoe, bookbag, pocketshoe
I think the way the author Rebecca Stead illustrated the friendships between the characters in the story is great. The way that everything is inter-related, from the crazy man sleeping under the mailbox to the "$20,000 Pyramid", it's simply brilliant.
I also really liked how she showed the complexity of time travel - like how if you go back in time and arrive back to your own time five minutes before you left, you would see yourself before you left and vice versa - such as in Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle In Time", a book that captivated Rebecca Stead.
The book also asks impossible questions like: Can someone know things that have not yet happened? Can common sense confuse things more? Is it possible not to recognize your future self? Read When You Reach Me and find out what "bookbag, pocketshoe" means!