Rebecca Stead





Rebecca Stead

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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.

My main piece of news is that I have a new book out this year, on August 4th. (Librarians and other special people will be able to read it this month: I'll be at ALA Midwinter in Chicago, along with a bunch of ARCs.) I'm experiencing the usual mix of pre-pub emotions - excitement, dread, pride, looking at the cat and wishing I were a cat, etc.
Here's the cover, drawn by the artist Marcos Chin (w... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.00 · 66,661 ratings · 10,229 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
When You Reach Me
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 48,660 ratings — published 2009 — 45 editions
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Liar & Spy
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 13,368 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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First Light
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,492 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Goodbye Stranger
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 81 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 8 editions
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Guys Read: Plan B: A Short ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Amanhã você vai entender
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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Who Done It?
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 692 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Other Worlds
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 232 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
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“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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Challenge: 50 Books: Maxi's 50 Books in 1/2 a year 66 360 Dec 30, 2009 04:09AM  
Mock Newbery 2016: October Read - When You Reach Me 17 190 Jan 09, 2010 08:14AM  
Mock Newbery 2016: Results 11 151 Jan 22, 2010 11:39AM  
Mock Newbery 2016: Local Mock Newbery Results 10 203 Jan 25, 2010 05:39PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 COMPLETED TASKS 3155 3066 Feb 28, 2010 09:02PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Lanica - 2010 5 43 Mar 08, 2010 06:36AM  
100+ Books in 2015: Laura's 2010 Books 13 130 Apr 15, 2010 08:30PM  
Young Adult Reade...: March-April Challenge 56 167 Apr 30, 2010 07:55PM  


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