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.

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Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a year of joy, good health, deep friendships and great books.
(I bought this guy at a shop in Brooklyn a few months ago. The back says "timbergram." It's a wooden postcard but I'm not mailing it anywhere because his face makes me happy.)
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Published on January 23, 2016 13:05
Average rating: 4.00 · 88,905 ratings · 13,032 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
When You Reach Me

4.07 avg rating — 59,654 ratings — published 2009 — 49 editions
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Liar & Spy

3.83 avg rating — 17,486 ratings — published 2012 — 23 editions
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Goodbye Stranger

3.97 avg rating — 6,093 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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First Light

3.85 avg rating — 4,244 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light

4.05 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Guys Read: Plan B: A Short ...

3.83 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Who Done It?

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Other Worlds

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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

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Which book would you give the 2016 Newbery award to?

These books were chosen from our "A Call for Newbery Contenders" thread.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

 
  68 votes 36.4%

 
  53 votes 28.3%

 
  21 votes 11.2%

 
  11 votes 5.9%

 
  8 votes 4.3%

 
  7 votes 3.7%

 
  5 votes 2.7%

 
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  2 votes 1.1%

 
  2 votes 1.1%

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Topics Mentioning This Author

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Challenge: 50 Books: Maxi's 50 Books in 1/2 a year 66 389 Dec 30, 2009 04:09AM  
Mock Newbery 2017: October Read - When You Reach Me 17 200 Jan 09, 2010 08:14AM  
Mock Newbery 2017: Results 11 156 Jan 22, 2010 11:39AM  
Mock Newbery 2017: Local Mock Newbery Results 10 207 Jan 25, 2010 05:39PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 COMPLETED TASKS 3155 3102 Feb 28, 2010 09:02PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Lanica - 2010 5 43 Mar 08, 2010 06:36AM  
100+ Books in 2016: Laura's 2010 Books 13 158 Apr 15, 2010 08:30PM  
Young Adult Reade...: March-April Challenge 56 188 Apr 30, 2010 07:55PM  


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