Exclusive: ‘When You Reach Me’ Prequel Announced!
In an unexpected move, sources are reporting that this summer will see the release of a prequel to 2010 Newbery winner When You Reach Me. Here’s the exclusive cover reveal:
The publisher is being tight-lipped about the book, but an anonymous source says it will “do what the first book failed to do with all its critical and popular success – tap into just about every hot trend in children’s literature”. Rumors of a paranormal romance, online video clips readers must access to learn key plot points, Li’l Wayne references, and a guest appearance by the cast of iCarly have been circulating.
The cover itself is an amalgam of a number of popular cover trends, including socks, converse sneakers, butterflies, and disembodied legs. “My only disappointment is that we couldn’t figure out a way to make the character on the cover sitting in a tree.” a source involved in the cover design lamented.
“The first book did well, but this one is going to ‘get jiggy'”, said a source close to the book.
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