When You Reach Me Themes

Rebecca Stead
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Time Travel

Time travel is first introduced into the book when the reader learns that Miranda's favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time. For those familiar with this book, the theme of time travel is immediately obvious. For others, this theme comes up when Miranda tells Marcus the themes of the book and he begins to explain to her how time travel might one day be possible.

As Miranda begins getting the notes from the mysterious stranger, the reader begins to see subtle hints to time travel. The first note tells Miranda to write him a letter and to mention where the house key is. Miranda's mother points out that whoever left the note obviously already knows where the spare house key is kept because he stole it to place the note in Miranda's book. Later, the mysterious writer tells Miranda he knows she shared the first note with...

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