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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Writing a book takes me a long time. There are ALWAYS times when it feels too hard, too unimportant, too lonely. My process seems to be: take a few steps in the dark, fall, lie there, eventually get up, take a few more steps. Slowly, the landscape of the story becomes easier to see, almost knowable. There is a feeling of recognition that creeps in - scenes and notes are coalescing into . . . s... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.99 · 100,356 ratings · 14,354 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
When You Reach Me

4.07 avg rating — 66,096 ratings — published 2009 — 49 editions
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Liar & Spy

3.81 avg rating — 19,986 ratings — published 2012
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Goodbye Stranger

3.96 avg rating — 8,056 ratings — published 2015 — 21 editions
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First Light

3.85 avg rating — 4,631 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light

4.06 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Plan B

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Als je terugkomt

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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.”
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