When You Reach Me - Chapters 5-12 Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Stead
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Chapters 5-12 Summary

In chapter five, Miranda tells the reader about Sal, Louisa's son, who has been her best friend since they were both babies. At the same time, Miranda tells the reader about Quack, a homeless man who likes to sleep with his head under the mailbox outside their building. Miranda and some of the kids call him Quack because he acts oddly and often will kick at nothing.

In chapter six, Louisa often brings lists from the day's Pyramid for Miranda's mother to practice with.

In chapter seven, Miranda thinks the story the mysterious note writer wants to know begins with the day she and Sal were walking home together and a big boy she had never seen before punched Sal twice for no reason. Sal ran home, embarrassed. When Miranda knocked on his door, Sal told her he thought they should...

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