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.

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Summer

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

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Goodbye Stranger

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First Light

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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

Polls

The Newbery awards are just around the corner. Before they are announced let's choose which book we would give the award to.

 
  30 votes 28.6%

 
  20 votes 19.0%

 
  8 votes 7.6%

 
  6 votes 5.7%

Wonder (write-in)
 
  5 votes 4.8%

Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (write-in)
 
  4 votes 3.8%

 
  4 votes 3.8%

 
  4 votes 3.8%

 
  3 votes 2.9%

The Lions of Little Rock (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

The One and Only Ivan (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

The Mighty Miss Malone (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

Bomb (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

Twelve Kinds of Ice
 
  2 votes 1.9%

 
  1 vote 1.0%

The mighty miss Malone (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

wonder (write-in)
 
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Splendor and Glooms (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

Splendors and GLooms (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

alphabet living (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

Foster Fox A 10,000 Lakes Tale  by William D. Writer (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

 
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Three Times Lucky (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.0%

 
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Foster Fox, A 10,000 Lakes Tale (write-in)
 
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the one and only Ivan
 
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Challenge: 50 Books: Maxi's 50 Books in 1/2 a year 66 431 Dec 30, 2009 12:09PM  
Mock Newbery 2020: October Read - When You Reach Me 17 214 Jan 09, 2010 04:14PM  
Mock Newbery 2020: Results 11 157 Jan 22, 2010 07:39PM  
Mock Newbery 2020: Local Mock Newbery Results 10 221 Jan 26, 2010 01:39AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 COMPLETED TASKS 3151 3177 Mar 01, 2010 05:02AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Lanica - 2010 5 44 Mar 08, 2010 02:36PM  
100+ Books in 2019: Laura's 2010 Books 13 193 Apr 16, 2010 04:30AM  
Young Adult Reade...: March-April Challenge 56 202 May 01, 2010 03:55AM  


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