Rebecca Stead

in New York City
January 16, 1968




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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It's been a summer of revision, friends and family, and no social media.
I've read (and re-read) a bunch of books.
I have been mostly disappointed by peaches but mostly happy with blueberries.

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When You Reach Me

4.08 avg rating — 75,416 ratings — published 2009 — 57 editions
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Liar & Spy

3.81 avg rating — 22,908 ratings — published 2012 — 28 editions
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Goodbye Stranger

3.93 avg rating — 10,700 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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First Light

3.85 avg rating — 5,159 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light

4.06 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Plan B

3.78 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Calkiem obcy czlowiek

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Wie je morgen bent

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4.10 avg rating — 2,683 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Who Done It?

3.26 avg rating — 1,017 ratings — published 2013 — 5 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


Best Young Adult Fiction

Along for the Ride
  546 votes 17.3%

  531 votes 16.8%

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
  441 votes 13.9%

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
  299 votes 9.4%

Going Bovine
  285 votes 9.0%

When You Reach Me
  251 votes 7.9%

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows (Sisterhood, #4.5)
  243 votes 7.7%

The Chosen One
  220 votes 7.0%

Tricks (Tricks, #1)
  194 votes 6.1%

North of Beautiful
  155 votes 4.9%

3165 total votes

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