Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead

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in New York City
January 16, 1968




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I love books but don't feel like stars capture what I want to say about them. Many of the books on my list are, in my opinion, amazing. Some I didn't like. But I give them all five stars, because stars make people - including me -- happy. Confused? Me too.

If you want to talk about any book I've read, I'm here.

Rebecca Stead isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Today feels like summer, and it's been a long time since I mini-blogged. (I consider this a mini-blog.) I've been writing, and when I'm writing I have to hog my brain, so I disappear from here (and from Twitter). By mid-summer, I should have a "real draft" and will once again be able to put sentences together in other areas of my life. Meanwhile, thanks to anyone who even periodically checks in... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.00 · 63,287 ratings · 9,953 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
When You Reach Me
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 46,383 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Liar & Spy
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 12,581 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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First Light
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,330 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Guys Read: Plan B: A Short ...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Goodbye Stranger
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 6 editions
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Who Done It?
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 653 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Other Worlds
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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“Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me
tags: love

“Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness, and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to lift the veil themselves. Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me

“Trying to forget really doesn't work. In fact, it's pretty much the same as remembering. But I tried to forget anyway, and to ignore the fact that I was remembering you all the time.”
Rebecca Stead


Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads Author)
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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads Author)
  538 votes 16.8%

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia (Goodreads Author) and Margaret Stohl (Goodreads Author)
  445 votes 13.9%

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Goodreads Author)
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  243 votes 7.6%

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Tricks by Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads Author)
  196 votes 6.1%

  158 votes 4.9%

3203 total votes

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